When I bought her the ply on the deck was almost entirely rotten and it had become a dumping ground for any of Damian's old crap:
At the MSO I had to take an angle grinder with a wire brush to all the awkward spots:
Plants helped, even with the temporary decking!
I used posh plywood and applied about four hundred coats of deck varnish:
Painting all the details in this area was a bit tricky:
Ah, more gin, vicar?
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