Looking for inspiration on a screen

maggiecox43maggiecox43 Forest of DeanPosts: 9
I really need some inspiration on what to replace my old and tatty screen which separates my top garden from where I park.  I don't want solid panels, as it would be too harsh.  I was thinking about mabye using scaffold boards?  Any suggestions would be most welcome!  The 1st photo is the old screen and the rest were taken today. I'll be making it myself so can't be too fancy...  Please ignore the mess!

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  • maggiecox43maggiecox43 Forest of DeanPosts: 9
    Sorry my post has jumbled itself up a bit and I didn't know how to change it!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,396
    Hi Maggie  :)  Don't worry about it being jumbled ... the explanation explains the photos  :)

    We've screened off various parts of our garden with fence posts and trellis panels like these

    https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Square-Lattice-Trellis-Fence-Panel-Autumn-Gold---1-83-x-1-83m/p/541004

     ... one has a very productive grape vine on it and the other has honeysuckle.  That's what I'd go for. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,107
    If making it yourself, could a living willow screen be a possibility? You could weave it into an arbour, arch, pattern of some kind. Hazel can also make a nice structure. Ideas here and here.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,752
    I built one from roofing battens - post at each end and a couple of horizontals made with fencing timber. I have planted 'boxes' at each end, but obviously you could make the screen any size you wanted and as simple as you wanted. 

    And somewhere on the hill
    Inside the past we hear the bells
    Catching only parts of thoughts
    And fragments of ourselves
    Till we begin
    Again


  • maggiecox43maggiecox43 Forest of DeanPosts: 9
    Fairygirl said:
    I built one from roofing battens - post at each end and a couple of horizontals made with fencing timber. I have planted 'boxes' at each end, but obviously you could make the screen any size you wanted and as simple as you wanted. 

    I love this!  I was thinking along a similar vein, but using scaffold boards so a bit more chunky.  I really like the window gap and the planters!  I'm pretty rural and I need to build something that can take the bad winters, but it's only to really screen the cars and give intermittent privacy.
  • maggiecox43maggiecox43 Forest of DeanPosts: 9
    Fire said:
    If making it yourself, could a living willow screen be a possibility? You could weave it into an arbour, arch, pattern of some kind. Hazel can also make a nice structure. Ideas here and here.
    I love a nice fedge!  When I moved in here I inherited a 30ft one at the bottom of the garden,  but the ground elder is shocking and it died....  I thought about planting a wildlife hedge, but the soil is just full of building rubble from the 1970s.  Thanks for the suggestion though!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,752
    It looks quite good in winter too Maggie - especially in the snow. It takes everything the weather here chucks at it. The gaps allow the prevailing wind through, and I usually put lights on it at Christmas. 
    The birds perch on it on their way to the pond below/ in front of it, or to the feeders on the fence   :)
    And somewhere on the hill
    Inside the past we hear the bells
    Catching only parts of thoughts
    And fragments of ourselves
    Till we begin
    Again


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