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Screening panel recommendation please

Hi,

Ive got a 1 metre bit of boundary with the neighbour that I want to screen. It needs to be ~1m wide by ~2m high.

It needs to be something cheap(ish) and easy to install (Ill be doing it myself). Ive been thinking some sort of willow screen or similar. Everything I see in the garden stores/supermarkets wont last more than a year! 

Can anyone recommend something that is a bit more longer lasting and can be easily installed?

Thanks



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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,009
    I like the rusty wire mesh that builders use to reinforce concrete.   It is discreet, will last longer than you, is cheap and easy to install assuming you have fence posts either side of the gap to which you can attach it.

    It tends to come in 2m x 4 or 5m lengths but is cheap and easy enough to snip to size with some bolt cutters.   The piece you need and any leftover pieces are great for supporting climbers - roses, clematis, honeysuckle, jasmine, beans and trailing pumpkins and squashes can be trained up it to keep the fruits in the sun to ripen and also safe from slugs and snails.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FireFire Posts: 18,963
    I use wicker panels / hurdles and they have been good for seven years.   I recommend them.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,625
    @Obelixx I have been trying to think of the name of the rusty mesh wire' rebar'.
     Retired Gardener, new build garden, clay soil, South Notts.


    The more I garden the less I know but the more pleasure I get from it. Monty Don 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,009
    @GardenerSuze I'm never sure whether that's for the mesh or for the single bars you can buy and which I've been using for decades to bend and make plant supports. 
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,717
    Rebars are the singles. The "mesh"....well depending on what you call cheap,at the moment around £60,I couldn't physically cut through it. Any chance of a picture. That isn't going to screen anything unless you densely plant up against it.
  • Hmmm. Ive just found this: https://www.primrose.co.uk/willow-hurdles-fencing-screening-panel-1-82m-x-0-9m-6ft-x-3ft-by-papillontm . Do you think that will last a few years?

    I want to attach it to a low wall. Ideally I want it removeable in the future, so I dont want to cement it in. How best to attach?

    Ill take a photo later which may help show the context.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,817
    You could easily do something yourself with a couple of pieces of horizontal timber and roofing battens. Painted or stained etc, as to your preference. If it needs to be free standing, you only need a couple of posts concreted in to support it. Otherwise, you can attach to whatever's next to it.
    I made my screen that way. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • This may help put it in context. This shows my garden looking into the neighbours garden. From the breezeblock boundary wall to the washing line pole is 80cm; height from ground to top of breeze block wall is 2m.






    So how would I erect this so it can be removed quite easily? (it is useful for both me and my neighbour to have access over the low stone wall).
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,817
    If you made one as I described - ie with posts,  you can add bolts so that it's like a gate, but one that can be removed.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Could you fix a batten onto the left hand side and then hinge it to a post @tuffnelljohn
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
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