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Fence or cheap alternative

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Android 07, 14 Jun 2021.

  1. Android 07

    Android 07

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    I have a small space at the back of my garden with a mesh wire separating my garden from the house behind me. There are two concrete posts in this area which are awfully close.

    The space itself is the size of the length of two breeze blocks. I am not sure if a fence will fit and stay or should I just use some breeze blocks to build a 5ft wall.

    Any ideas?
     
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    -Can you post a photo?
    -A fence would take up less space than a wall
    -Why not plant an evergreen climber?
     
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    We just got rid of a climber. If I recall correctly, it was identified as a Russian ivy in the forums.
     
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    Here you go. I have placed some blocks to give an idea of the space involved.

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    Who owns the fence posts?

    For cheapness, a fence. I'd try to avoid drilling into the posts as this will encourage water penetration and may start a crack. Being so small, you could make it with shiplap, featheredge or decking boards laid horizontally, you can treat them before assembly for long life, especially the cut edges. If you own the back fence you could stain it the same colour.

    A concrete gravel board, or row of bricks or blocks, will lift the timber off the ground and reduce damp and rot. I don't think foamed concrete is durable. Do not let the timber rest on the damp bricks.

    Remember to include an 200mm opening for hedgehogs.

    If you paint the concrete with masonry paint, you can blend it in with the fence srain. I use bitter chocolate paint and dark brown stain, but tastes vary.

    I used 10mm galvanised studding, and it rusted very badly inside the concrete fence posts, I use stainless now.
     
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