One of my recent ideas was to build a palisade fence behind the garden beside our driveway.
Hubby was none too enthused about my idea but like a good husband he humored me for a few weeks to see if I was serious and then set about gathering the materials needed for the project.
To start with he installed some rails to support the new fence posts.
|Rails up ready to go.|
Then he collected gum tree branches from work (he is an arborist) and cut them all to the same length. These were stacked next to the garage ready to be used.
|The raw materials|
|Checking for size|
As we worked we tried to mix up the different thicknesses of the branches and each branch was wired to the top and bottom rail.
By the afternoon we had half the fence completed and I was happy with both the progress and how it was looking. Hubby was still a bit luke warm about the whole thing, but I assured him it would look great.
|Half done and inspection completed by No 1 Helper.|
I am really pleased with how it turned out and a number of our neighbours have commented how good it looks.
|The finished fence.|
I think it gives the pond garden a nice backdrop.
|The pond Garden with the finished fence.|
While it's purpose is not a defensive structure it does stop the neighbours cows and horse from leaning over and eating the plants in the garden, and I think it looks great.
Are you the ideas person in your house?
What kind of projects do you come up with?