DIY Steel Wire Pergola - on the Cheap!

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I couldn't afford to make a nice wooden pergola, but wanted something to grow jasmine up - and provide us a little shade! Here is what I came up with..
I used two wooden posts bought at the local hardware
Cemented them into the ground about one meter down (actually I didn't do this our local handyman did!)
Made a couple of notches - as you can see by dads diagram! to wrap the galvanized steel wire around the posts
Added two wall plates onto the side of the house for the wire and used 2 clips per fixing (one not pictured)
I used two tension turnbuckles on each side to get really good tension in the wire
Once the steel wire was up and round the outside, I strung heavy duty garden wire over the top for my jasmine to grow over (hopefully!)
And after a couple of months, here it is starting to grow over the wire!

I would usually put this on my usual blog, but I have started another blog about my gardening trials and triumphs (not so many of those unfortunately!) in case you are interested!
Hayley@ TheDesertNestDubai
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