Just before the turf was laid we also got a trellis built and installed for the front of our house. It was to hold some type of flowery vine to make the place look nice as well as supply shade for when we were downstairs.
Watching it being installed was a lot of fun due to the cool welder (both man and machine) that we employed.
It had only just started to take hold when we came back to Australia so here is an update 9 months down the track.
Like the lawn I would not say I was completely satisfied with the result however I was quite happy and know that after a good wet season the lawn and the trellis will look amazing. As Martyn said in a comment he left on my post about building it “The next time you visit your home the trellis will be so green and bushy you’ll wonder if there’s any metal under there at all.” Okay, so maybe not this trip but definitely the next one!
One of the many projects we wanted to achieve during out two month stay back at the village in Ubon Ratchathani was to build a trellis to encourage a vine that we had planted along the road verge to cover over the main frontage of the house.
Between half a dozen other projects going on I discovered early one morning a pile of steel piping had been delivered over night.
Total cost was 1,800 baht ($60) plus 25 baht (.80 cents) for delivery from Det Udom which is a 1 hour and 15 minute drive away!
Within half an hour this fella turned up and got to work putting it all together.
After cutting it all to size he welded the pieces together and then with the help of my brother in law started to erect the structure.
He then welded those pieces to the front fence.
This bloke was the elucidation of cool – note the one hand on the hip.
If you look closely you will see the power cord for the welder snaking away in the back ground.
The reason for this is because the only power option available to run such a thing was to plug in directly into the mains!
These next two photos were taken about ten days later showing the desired effect as the vine starts to take hold. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when we next get back to our home away from home.