A wonderful idea to enliven any fence, this simple project uses Star Jasmine and cable to train the plant to cover the area. Many members have been inspired to replicate the project, sharing photos of their own fences.
This brilliant project not only provides Tim the security of knowing his kids can’t easily run onto the road, but also provides space to grow food and build connections with neighbours. “I think they’re functional, beautiful and build a bridge between our house and the street. They connect us with people who walk past around food which is something that unites us all.”
When you repair sections of an old fence, the new palings really stand out against those that have weathered over the years. This makeover utilised a Dulux RapidFinish spray gun to dramatically improve the fence and provide an attractive backdrop for new garden planting. Merbau decking boards were also used to increase the height of the fence to comply with pool fencing requirements.
Vertical gardens are a fantastic way to enliven an otherwise dreary fence. Workshop member Kay cleverly used vintage grape tins to grow herbs such as thyme, basil, mint, parsely, sage and oregano and make a quick and easy garden feature.
Another fantastic example of using a vertical garden to transform a fence. Workshop member Judy used sleepers for the frame and rough sawn treated pine for the flower boxes before adding a watering system.
Workshop member John cleverly turned a fence into a wonderful backyard feature by incorporating raised garden beds into the design. He even considered seating to provide an even more welcoming environment for all to enjoy.