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  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,285
    While it will take time to blend in,  this type of fencing will literally last for many years, the benefit being that the plastic covering prevents the wire base material from getting dangerously hot in summer.  I use it annually as the support for my pea row, but our enquirer could train whatever he likes up it, even ivy, for a pretty permanent barrier.  As a side issue, I dropped into a local firm that makes plastic picket-type fencing recently and they had a stack of 8ft brown posts surplus to requirements @ €5 a piece.  That sort of thing would make adequate supports for a fence.  I've cut mine down to 5'6" and will make planters from the offcuts after using the longer lengths for my pea row.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,133
    Any 'solid' fence panel is more liable to get damaged in wind [those lap fences are a waste of time]  which is why a double sided fence [sometimes called hit and miss] is used in windy areas as it filters the wind so well.
    If it's made with decent quality timber, it lasts for donkey's years.

    It'll depend on what look you want as much as anything, but it's easy to disguise a fence with climbers/shrubs etc   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Our neighbours have a couple of these latticed wood panels like the op linked and they still look the same after a couple of years in the garden and yesterday's weather. They do look nice but aren't very structural, as where they have trained a honeysuckle, I can see snapped cross pieces already from a little rough handling. In our situation it doesn't matter as they are tied onto a wire fence, so are only decoration. They are a nice looking fence though.
    So if you need a sturdy fence I don't think they'd last more than a few years in good condition as the wood dries out and becomes brittle. The vertical pieces are thicker and have a great longevity but that doesn't matter if the main part has deteriorated. 
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