The girls have been pestering me for months to buy a hammock. By accident I noticed that the backpackinglight web site had a special promotion on lightweight silk hammocks. I ordered one and with the usual efficient service it arrived next day.
Originally I was going to hang it using the frame from the swings, but this turned out to be not quite long enough. Luckily the gate near the back door has trees either side and the gap was just right for hanging the hammock. For anyone else who wants to try this, the posts that you hang the hammock from need to be about 12 feet apart.
It has been a great success, I have hardly been able to get the children out of it since I put it up!