New Conservatory

by AnneWareham on May 24, 2017

conservatory at Veddw, copyright Anne Wareham

In January some men arrived and in less than a day demolished our conservatory and put it in a skip.  It had been rotting and leaking, so it wasn’t totally dreadful to see it go, but the result looked like this.

Suddenly part of the house was outside, in the frost.


and it all looked very depresssing….

And the next few months were all build.

When it finally arrived though, we were delighted, and still are. No leaks!

Conservatory at Veddw


But what to replace the old aluminium staging with, now we were so civilised? 

We built this:

Conservatory at Veddw

Threaded rods and hunky nuts, and some kind of builders netting (for plastering on to)


Plant shelving at Veddw copyright Anne Wareham

Yes, it’s him again….

Like this:

Conservatory shelving Veddw, copyright Anne Wareham

I know you can’t have a new conservatory without a new mortgage. But the shelving was very affordable. And didn’t need endless drilling and putting shelving brackets up. (just two, for security) 

We like it so much that we did one outside too.

Shelving outside Veddw copyright Anne Wareham

And, yes – that door needs repainting…..

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John May 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Wow! Very impressive. It looks quite a bit deeper, so has the alchemilla border (technically a narrow bed I suppose) been sacrificed? And have you created a ticket office in the car park? Or a shoe-rack outside the door for garden visitors to deposit their post-wandering muddy footwear?

AnneWareham May 24, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Well, truth is – it IS the new ticket office and shop. Muddy boots and all. And it is a bit bigger, so the path is smaller with no alchemilla anymore.

Joe Lewis May 24, 2017 at 7:31 pm


AnneWareham May 24, 2017 at 10:32 pm

Think we said that – after they’d painted it….

Cherie Southgate May 24, 2017 at 7:47 pm

Just loving that sunny yellow Anne and the shelving – we’ll you and him could show that at Chelsea

AnneWareham May 24, 2017 at 10:31 pm

Nice idea, though – we’d have to leave it and go to London to do that….. (I’ve got addicted to the space)

Katherine Crouch May 24, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Fantastic new space. This is a great alternative to white plastic faux Victorian conservatories. Love it!

AnneWareham May 24, 2017 at 10:30 pm

A woman of taste.

Abbie Jury May 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm

Look forward to seeing it in person next month.

AnneWareham May 24, 2017 at 10:29 pm

You will! Isn’t that great?! Xxx

Kevin H May 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Anne…. Wowie!!! That is a wonderful conservatory! It is so bright and cheery and inviting, I would be tempted to sit and eat ALL your biscuits on our next visit!!!

AnneWareham May 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

You’ll be lucky, Kevin – we have a champion biscuit eater (and counter) on the premises…..

Debbie May 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

Wow, so stylish! Just love how you have displayed the succulents.

AnneWareham May 28, 2017 at 11:03 pm

Thank you, Debbie!