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17/6/2015 at 11:06am
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I am thinking of getting some of this screening to attach to some 5ft Lap larch fencing which is solid even although I put it up 20 years ago..but not very good to look at. Its an area of around 4 metres long.

Our local garden centre has an area screened off using willow which looked quite good..just wondered if anyone has used this type of thing for screening.

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17/6/2015 at 12:12pm
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I used some on a garden job a few years ago, we had to double it up because we could see through it. It looked great when it was done though

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17/6/2015 at 2:01pm
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Quote: Originally posted by cbreddie on 17/6/2015
I used some on a garden job a few years ago, we had to double it up because we could see through it. It looked great when it was done though



Yes I noticed that they do say there will be spacing between the strips..good idea to double up

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17/6/2015 at 2:13pm
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We have a static caravan - behind our pitch, and those of our neighbours, is a fence then an area planted with trees and left wild.  Several of our neighbours have attached this willow/bamboo screening the to the fence (the fence, although functional, is not pretty).  It looks really nice, provides a fab backdrop for plants and it seems to act as a bit of windbreak too (no bad thing on the Yorkshire coast!!).


17/6/2015 at 2:19pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Scampi on 17/6/2015
We have a static caravan - behind our pitch, and those of our neighbours, is a fence then an area planted with trees and left wild.  Several of our neighbours have attached this willow/bamboo screening the to the fence (the fence, although functional, is not pretty).  It looks really nice, provides a fab backdrop for plants and it seems to act as a bit of windbreak too (no bad thing on the Yorkshire coast!!).



Yes similar situation to me wanting to cover existing fence..thanks.

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17/6/2015 at 3:39pm
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We used a willow type screening along our fence a few years ago now, but even though it is not in an exposed area it now looks pretty tatty, we are hoping to replace it next year with the bamboo type as this will probably be a lot more hardwearing as bamboo is a lot tougher than willow.

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Similar that I have seen starts to look tatty after a few years. I think it is good if you want that 'rustic' look otherwise it might be better to look for ways to improve the original fence.

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17/6/2015 at 9:58pm
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We used it to add a little privacy,against the garden wall. It has lasted long enough to support ivy,and can no longer be seen.

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17/6/2015 at 10:37pm
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Quote: Originally posted by tentaddict7 on 17/6/2015
We used a willow type screening along our fence a few years ago now, but even though it is not in an exposed area it now looks pretty tatty, we are hoping to replace it next year with the bamboo type as this will probably be a lot more hardwearing as bamboo is a lot tougher than willow.



I am sure its was Bamboo slats that I saw at the Garden centre. Its only for a small area at the back of where we keep the caravan at the bottom of our garden.

Thanks to everyone..

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18/6/2015 at 6:03am
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We've just put up similar... split bark, in our case. Really pleased with it. Got a real rural feel to it, imo.

It still has thin gaps/lets light through, but while we were waiting for it to come into stock (not as popular as willow/bamboo etc, so less of it around... couldn't find it at garden centres, so ordered on line) I put an unwanted footprint up (black) that had pin holes in it. (To hide our bins etc.) Decided to leave it up, and fixed the screening over it. No light coming through!
How long it will last/look good is anyone's guess though... only been up 6 days!


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18/6/2015 at 8:12am
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Cheers Mucker ,I quite like the bark finish, will have a look at that.

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