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Love Gardening! Issue #30: This must surely be the easiest pergola ever!
October 03, 2021

Issue #30

This Must Surely Be The Easiest Pergola Ever...Isn't it?

Kim contacted me a while ago about the maximum beam span of a new style of pergola kit - one that uses posts and corner brackets to build - and it had me thinking about whether it is really the easiest pergola to build. 🤔

I did think one of my free plans - the 'Simple Pergola Plans' - using trellis as the rafters, was just about as easy as it gets, but now I'm not so sure. 🙈

The only reason mine is still in contention is that this one, with the corner brackets and post anchors, needs three people to put it up (and therein lies another story). Even so, it is very simple (and looks great!).

All it takes is just four posts at the correct height for your space, and beams (which are also posts) to the length you would like...or to an acceptable beam span, anyway. Easy peasy!

It can be painted, treated, elongated or raised, and looks majorly modern as well.

Fancy a white one, blue, green, or even pink? Done. The world's your oyster. Colour it how you will. Creativity reigns!

Jirett made me laugh. He was telling about his experiences with the brackets - the time it took him to build his and, more importantly, who he had helping him put up his pergola in extra quick time.

Read more about these interesting, innovative, new pergola kits, the choices you have for making it fit your particular space and the ways in which the pergola can be a unique and stunning creation...

Until next time...

All the best,

Coming Soon

Need to do gardening on a shoestring? I have an interesting ebook that you may be interested in with lots of ideas on ecological, money saving gardening tips. People are always asking me about frugal gardening ideas - after all, we do love making something out of nothing. We'll have a look at it next time.

Most people who get overwhelmed by their gardens are battling constantly with weeds. Let's find out how to manage them, so they are not such a never-ending problem.

If there is anything you would like help or advice with through the ezine, just drop me a line.

We have a lot of new members since last time, so introduce yourself.

Let us know how you are getting on in your garden, your successful projects - pergola, or otherwise. You can even write your own web page here on this site and tell us all about it, with before and after pictures if you have them.

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For free pergola plans and rafter tails visit:

Free Pergola Plans

Pergola Rafter Tails

Simple Pergola Plans: Design 2

Raised Bed Plans

How to Lay a Stone Patio Circle

Additional Plans

Attached Lean-To Pergola Plans

Corner Pergola Plans

Asian Pergola Plans

Hexagonal Pergola Plans

Sloping Pitched Roof Hexagonal Pergola PlansNEW!

Seated Arbour Plans NEW!

Video Tutorial - How to Lay a Patio

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Have great fun this gardening season!

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