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    Does anyone have any ideas for cheap, or even free fencing? It only needs to be about a metre high, more of a boundary markation, and to keep a dog out! The area it needs to cover is a standard lotty, about 250sqm

    The missus suggested cutting old windbreaks in half lengthways so they double in length, and attaching them to posts. I have also thought about stripping the wood from a few pallets and attaching them to posts.

    Any ideas would be gratefully received, the less complicated the better (took me 8hrs to assembe an IKEA computer desk once)

    Sam
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  • #2
    do you like raspberries?
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    • #3
      Pallets!..that'd do the trick!
      "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Two_Sheds View Post
        do you like raspberries?

        I certainly do...especially rasperry jam
        Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
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        • #5
          my lovely hubbie came home from work with a load of 'disposable' pallets bit smaller than normal ones and not as deep (if thats the right description)... anyways knocked some posts in at the length of the pallets hammered the pallets onto posts painted it green and it looks brill & hides all the crap my lottie neighbour dumps at the end of her plot
          The love of gardening is a seed once sown never dies ...

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          • #6
            Cheap Fencing

            Hello. Have you tried AVS Fencing Supplies? They have good quality fencing and at the moment have a clearance sale on a few garden fence items. Including a fencelock system that makes putting up panels easier. Have a look at them here: Garden Fencing
            Last edited by KevinNaylor; 19-08-2011, 11:22 AM.

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            • #7
              Grab a small set of steps and some secateurs. Go and 'prune' all your local Willows. Bung 'em in the ground and water them. When they grow too high, just bend them over and weave them. You may need some other stakes in there too, but you could gather those whilst the Willow is getting established.
              All the best - Glutton 4 Punishment
              Freelance shrub butcher and weed removal operative.

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              • #8
                I was going to say willows - or string some wire between posts and plant horrid horrid ivy up it - it seems to grow everywhere and you can cut it like a hedge once it's established - you can just drag bits of that from anywhere it's established and bung it in too.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hans Mum View Post
                  my lovely hubbie came home from work with a load of 'disposable' pallets bit smaller than normal ones and not as deep (if thats the right description)... anyways knocked some posts in at the length of the pallets hammered the pallets onto posts painted it green and it looks brill & hides all the crap my lottie neighbour dumps at the end of her plot
                  Pallets are really versatile and it's usually quite easy to source them free as well

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
                    Pallets are really versatile and it's usually quite easy to source them free as well
                    But they can be nearly impossible to pull apart, and nearly as impossible to nail into!
                    All the best - Glutton 4 Punishment
                    Freelance shrub butcher and weed removal operative.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Glutton4... View Post
                      But they can be nearly impossible to pull apart, and nearly as impossible to nail into!
                      The fence down one side of my allotment and both sides of my neighbours allotments is made with large full pallets............no pulling apart required! Just knock posts in through the gap in the pallets.
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                      • #12
                        Cheat!


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                        All the best - Glutton 4 Punishment
                        Freelance shrub butcher and weed removal operative.

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                        • #13
                          Both side of my plot have edible fences. Cordon apples and pears on one side and all types of soft fruit including rasps, blackcurrant,redcurrant,whitecurrant,gooseberries on tuther.

                          If you want to keep people out a mixture of various gooseberries, thorned blackberries,loganberries and no end of hybrid thorned berries are available.
                          My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                          to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                          Diversify & prosper


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                          • #14
                            but does it keep a dog out Snadge?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
                              but does it keep a dog out Snadge?
                              No dogs allowed at allotments!
                              My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                              to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                              Diversify & prosper


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