We experimented with several different colour combinations when it came to painting the column. We had liked the pure white of the plaster but the column disappeared against the white lime washed walls. Then we tried some tree colours, an olive green and a warm wood colour, but they made the column look like a fake tree - not the effect we were after. In the end we took some subtle colours from the stone columns - grey and cream.
Ed has to use the chainsaw to cut the main posts that were buried in the ground.
|June is delighted with the result|
....and Ed can't resist hugging our tree sculpture.
That evening we were able to see the roof lit for the first time.
A great night view of the column from outside.