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wind proofing fences

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:23

thanks Pauline, they tend to blow oou away from the house

wind proofing fences

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 17:02

We have 25 fence panels running along the side of our garden. It seems that every gust of wind brings another panel out.

the problem, or maybe one of the problems, is that the panels are solid so the wind can't pass through.

I have tried to persuade OH to replace the lot with more suitable design but it will mean a huge expense in one go.

Would it be a good idea to grow climbers on the fence for extra support/buffering?

OHs idea of a 'pre-fence' in front of this one sounds plausible, what do you think?

thanks for ny comments. 



Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:49

I consideered amanagowa, of course I now wish I'd gone for it....

Had a hectic day at Meadowhall , took son to spend his Xmas money, met a friend for coffee and to receive said sons birthday loot. then to cinema to watch Paddington (not so hectic, but recovery takes a while those days)

garden? What's that? 

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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:45
Why couldn't I put it so succinctly Blair's?

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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:36
Hi cowslip, I love all aspects of this forum. I understand your comments on the time some people have to comment and post. I've been in both position of posting several times a day (and yes even in a way which has been obsessive, addictive and unhealthy), and then not posting for weeks end. I consider that I have friends and virtual friends on here. A forum is just what you want from it really (for me, at a point I probably needed the addictive part to help distract me from other things and concentrate me on healthy gardening...nut said there). Gossip and friendship is as vvaluable for some as it is frustrating and judged by others. Advice about particular topics is interesting for some and obvious(perhaps irritating to others). We are all here for our own reasons, reasons which change and are flexible. Maybe that's just me?


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 15:18
BL, awful (understatement) what's been happening last few days, we'll all be with you and the rest of France tomorrow I'm sure.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 10:33
Morning all. OH repairing yet another fence panel. And I thought all That wind was just verd.... Ok ok not been around often enough for that kind of talk...I'll get my coat. The last panel that came down I had started growing climbers on to try and strengthen or buffer against the wind. They were ripped off, not sure if due to wind damage or repair / replacement process. Winter jasmine also stripped.bare when we had Somme windows done, so no pretty yellow stars on my wall either. Please insert smileys as appropriate.
clary I didn't see the article, was it in the star?
Lily, sorry to hear you are injured.
p doc. Sorry to hear your constant problems with garden weatheer but keep enjoying where you are, sounds a fab spot.
Back to the fence, we have about 20. Panels. Keep trying to persuade OH to get ones with gaps so they are more wind friendly.0r try climbers again. Might start new thread for advice if ever I get more time!
jeepers, gotta sign in now to post, different phone but that's another story...


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:08
Morning all.
I'm so out of touch with you all.
It seems there I do have a fairy God mother (I do, I do, I do believe in fairies!) Tax man owes ME ??11.71. ???? some joys of earning less over the year ! all enjoy earning your crust or crysanthemums.... sorry, don't even deserve to get my coat for that one...
Missed the garden programmes so will get them on catch up.
All we seem since xmas is.breaking bad on Netflix.
Have a.good day all, coffee calling....


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 09:16
Morning all. Thick fog Not looking like shifting any time soon.
Back to normality day today, although I did work a couple of days over xmas this is it-start of the long hard slog.
On a brighter note, so far (ok it's only 9.15) but work colleagues are all behaving and getting along nicely (bit of a hitch when there was no milk for coffee but that's rectified now).


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 17:06
Might join you dd giving up ribena. .. make way for.more.vino. winky smiley
Not getting on with typing on this phone, keep catching the.full stop, there done it again!
Now will.see if I can get pictures from phone on here... don't hold your breathe!
Ah, not just now as no icon at the top to start with....

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