Sunday, 4 November 2012

Hazel Fencing

Making Our Garden Spectacular

After spending hours painting our fence green, we have decided to put up some hazel screening.

This is how it looked before:

plain fence

This is our fence before. As you can see, it is a rather ordinary and boring looking fence.

So! We painted it!

green fence

We bought Sherwood Green wood treatment from Wickes and used some cheap brushes from Aldi. We didn’t need to use posh brushes as the treatment covered the wood fairly easily.

But we still covered it all in hazel.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Going Green

It’s Time to Paint the Fence

With winter drawing in, we thought it might be a good idea to put some treatment on the fence.

This is the before picture:

plain fence

We went to Wickes to buy the treatment, we bought Sherwood Green wood treatment in the smaller sized tub. It turns out that was just enough!

We used cheap brushes from Aldi but the treatment covered the wood well enough even using the cheap brushes.

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This is a picture of my dad helping us to paint. I was obviously helping too, I just stopped to take the very important photos! But the fence did look fairly lovely in the end!

As you can see…

green fence

I’m really pleased with the result. I think it looks really natural and effective in our garden. What do you think?

We are planning to cover it all in hazel anyway.

Thursday, 1 November 2012


Creating Plant Beds!

Garden Design (2)Following our plan, Dad and Warren have been digging around the garden.

As I’ve said in an earlier post, we wanted a bit of an unusual shape to the garden. It’s all so easy to have straight boarders but they just don’t add character to these straight new build gardens.

The idea from the plan was to create a wavy journey from the house to the bottom of the garden (among the birds and the bees). As guests progress down the garden, they will pass colours and scents all the year round!

Well, that’s the plan.