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Garden Fencing - Ideas and Colours



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,870
    Flinster said:

    Sounds like a dead good plan!

    or the audience at the tory party conference
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,331
    edited August 2019
    That always reads like silver corpse to me but I'm sure it looks good😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Ha ha, I blame predictive text!
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    You can use a mini roller to apply it. It needs to be the foam kind for applying gloss paint, not the fluffy ones for emulsion. It's less messy, and  ideal for a quick revamp each year on worn/weathered bits. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • We’ve had artificial ivy on one of our trellis for two years now. South facing fence, full sun. It still looks great. Most people never notice it’s not real. 
    We needed a quick privacy screen as the neighbours cut a large tree next to our fence. Originally it was meant to be a temporary solution until we grow some climbers - but we will keep it now as it looks good and doesn’t require any care. 
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    I think the colour choice should reflect your gardening style. If you are going for lines and formality and modern, then a shade of grey would be fab. However, if you are going for a Mediterranean vibe, blues are purple would be my choice. Cottage-y type gardens would suit the lighter blues and lavender and greens...….. 
    Paint choice is very personal but just remember that once you start to paint a fence a colour, you will need to repaint it every couple of years, unless you use something like Butinol/Butinox which will last 5-8 years between coats (downside is they have very staid colours). 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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