Finally, we got around to installing the sturdy new garden gate. Sadly, it's not a great time of year for outdoor photographs with the sky being a nice shade of December English grey, but here it is.
It's also interesting to contrast the after to the before to see how far it has come.
You'll see that the original gate was positioned in the right hand side and was a lot shorter and smaller. The right hand fencing was not replaced but was repainted in Cuprinol garden shades: Willow which was a good choice as so many neighbours have remarked that my garden plot is bigger than theirs - but it isn't. It just looks that way because the greyish green is not as constricting as a woody brown fence colour.
Note, my neighbours replaced gate on the left.
From the inside of the garden, you can see how we completely landscaped it - although the original concrete path determined the new design. It is now below the paving.
The new gate is triple braced, so unlike the trellis version that we built before, this one won't sag. I can see that next summer I will have to give the whole thing a fresh lick of paint to get a colour match.