The pergola has been an integral part of my garden for a long time now, I cannot remember exactly when it was constructed, but I think it was within the first twelve months. It makes a nice division point across the garden and once I added the pleached hornbeams either side, I was really happy with how it worked.
Firstly I did a bit of screw tightening. This helped a little but it was clear that the right front leg was loose in its footings and needed proper attention. I am not the most DIY of people so I had a moment of 'oh crikey what I am going to do with this?'. Then I remembered a company I saw on Twitter fairly often that sold thingys to restore leaning fences. I had a quick search down my timeline and I found them: Post Buddy. A few twitter messages later and I had the information that I needed to make a decision. Now I have to say that this system is not designed for fixing wonky pergolas like mine. The posts on my pergola are quite thin but, importantly, they are set in concrete and that matters as that is the key to success.
Time, as ever, which includes a huge dose of whim, will tell.
and of course when writing this all I can think about is Ant and Dec playing Wonky Donky.