Thursday, July 16, 2015

~Garden Wire Cloches and Simple & Sweet Fridays #176~

I wanted to share with you a project I've been wanting to make.
~A Garden Wire Cloche~
Our chickens discovered the kale in our raised beds,
so I used what I had to cover them.
As you can see, it didn't work.
I wanted to make a whimsical wire cloche to protect the plants.
Stan bought me some chicken wire and 
showed me what tools I needed.
When using chicken wire, gloves are a Must!!
I had a steel dome cloche and I wanted to copy the shape,
so I bent the wire over it.
I then cut the wire leaving extra to bend around it.
A pair of pliers help with bending the wire,
so there are no poking pieces.
It took a little bit of time but,
 I love how the shape turned out.
I ended up making six of them.
Just enough to cover the kale plants, 
so the chickens can't eat them.
I decided to put old vintage glass door knobs on the top of the wire cloches for the finials.
They give the raised bed a whimsical look.

I picked some eggplant, carrots and garlic today.
I have enough for us and to share some with our neighbors.

The rudbeckia is just so pretty this year.

The garden is in full bloom!
Our first dahlia for the summer.
Summer Treats!!

If you have been featured on
Simple & Sweet Fridays,
feel free to add my button!
Rooted In Thyme

Enjoy the Simple & Sweet Friday linky party!

Rooted In Thyme


  1. Your garden is definitely in full bloom! Everything looks great! Thank you for the feature and the party!!
    Pam (

  2. Wonderful job on the cloches! Your garden is so lovely...

  3. Thank you for featuring our little chalk paint table and for hosting! Your garden is amazing!! Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. Love how your chicken wire cloches came out! Here we have a bunny problem, so making some of these are on my to-do list!!!

  5. Those are brilliant! I need to make some to protect some plants from the rabbits that seem to have moved in and like to mow over certain plants!

  6. Oh my gosh, your gardens just make me swoon! The cloches are so neat. Great job!

  7. Hi Jody and Stan. Love the wire cloches you made. Glass doorknob handles - great finish. Thank you for Sweet and Simple today.

  8. Love your garden cloches. I may have to make a few of those to keep the groundhogs away from my garden. I like that they look pretty too. Thank you so much for featuring my chippy dresser.

  9. Beautiful cottage garden, Love the finials on the cloche's what a nice touch!

  10. Jody and Stan,
    Love, LOVE, L O V E your Chicken Wire Cloches, dear friends!!!
    We have the most a d o r a b l e baby bunnies in our Gardens. . .
    but they have destroyed much of the early Garden vegetation!!!
    I h a v e a roll of Chicken Wire!!!
    Thanks for hosting Simple and Sweet Fridays! each week!!!
    Keep those clever creative Gardening ideas coming my way, dear ones!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!

  11. What a great idea! You have some beautiful flowers.

  12. Your cloches are very creative.

    Thank you so much for hosting. Such a nice party.

  13. I love those cloches!! Thanks for hosting, too!

  14. I am so happy to be featured on such a special party, I am certainly in good company. I love these cloches! Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  15. Great idea, I love your cloches. Thanks a lot for featured my shabby chic bedroom redo.
    Have a beautiful weekend, hugs Biljana

  16. Thanks so much for including my Drying Hydrangeas among your beautiful features!
    Those cloches are amazing!!!! I want one for my living room!

  17. Your gardens are absolutely beautiful, Jody and Stan! I LOVE the cloches too! Thank you so much for hosting another inspiring party! The features you chose are amazing!!

  18. Hello Gorgeous! I love stopping by your party each week. We would love it if you would stop by our party. We pin and tweet every masterpiece! Lou Lou Girls

  19. Hello Gorgeous! I love stopping by your party each week. We would love it if you would stop by our party. We pin and tweet every masterpiece! Lou Lou Girls

  20. thanks for another great party. i love the chicken wire cloches you made! i've thought of making these in the past but love the finials you added- that might be the inspiration i needed. have a wonderful weekend! xo- maryjo

  21. I love your wire garden cloches. That's inspired. Thanks for hosting the party and take time to enjoy the weekend. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  22. Thanks for sharing the wire cloches! I think they will come in really handy to keep the deer out of some of my plants. Had to laugh when you mentioned that the chickens had been munching on your kale. Mine wiped out my kale. But the funny thing is I bought some to feed them since they are penned up while the chicks are little ~ they hardly touched it...Lol, must not be like the home grown "wild" stuff!

  23. Jody your garden is beautiful!! Thanks for hosting!

  24. I wish that I could get my garden to look like yours! I think the consensus with comments is that the cloches are a hit, but I love the way you have such an eye for colour. I want to be creative in the garden and seeing how you do it gives me new inspiration, though I am sure I can never be so artistic.

    Refugia Stein @ Container Domes


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...