All’s quiet on the western front now. After the prolific pruning on that side of the backyard, we have cleaned up the area. I love the extra light across the grey pattern-paved concrete, although there is still enough height from the remaining conifers to provide some shade. The umbrella, which can be moved around on its cantilever base, can give extra coverage when necessary.
My husband did a great job high pressure cleaning the green four metre umbrella. Halfway through you could already see a big difference.
Now it’s hanging back up where it should be, looking almost new again.