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why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 10:18

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33599.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

here's a small section of what it looks like if this helps?

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:07
Thanks so much for your response so far. When I called about the wood he made me feel so silly for saying I wasn't happy with the black stuff so I'm glad to hear you all would reject it too. I will take a photo so you can see what I mean... I'm sure he got it from a merchant, but it must have been outside for years! I assume the pressure treatment means that it should be mould resistant? My plan was just to stain it not to start pressure washing and retreating it all.

I should say it's timber, not actual panels

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 08:38
Hi there, I'm looking for a little advice since I'm very new to all things gardening! I'm having my garden fenced in. Yesterday the builder dropped off the wood for me to start staining. Only problem is that most of it is black with a white mould on it. It's soaking wet also. My builder is a bit of a nightmare, but that's another story, but he assures me the wood is pressure treated and says I'm being ridiculous to expect clean wood. So I have a few questions I hoped you can help me with... firstly, is this wood okay to use? Is it normal to have black mouldy wood from the timber merchant? Secondly, how do I get rid of it? Will it come good if I pressure wash it? How long does the wood need to dry out? I live in Scotland so it could be many months until I see a sunny day, but generally speaking how long would i need to allow for a fence wood to dry out? It's a water based stain so does the wood need to be bone dry? Thank you in advance for your help.

unusual garden, unusual problem to make safe - any ideas?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 16:14

oh and Andy19 for sure, they absolutely get told to keep away from the wall, but i'm too scared to even go and make a cup of tea just in case one of them decides to do something crazy.  As you say, it's not just my kids, it's those that might come and play and not understand/accept the rules.

unusual garden, unusual problem to make safe - any ideas?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 16:11

i do like the idea of putting the kids on a rope and just leaving them to it!!

unusual garden, unusual problem to make safe - any ideas?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 16:10

Thanks all for your replies.  I will think about attaching a trellis or iron fence along the wheel-wall.  As someone pointed out, if i'm going to put plants there , the wall will be largely lost anyway!  The other wall with the stoney top is a bit more probematic since it's not flat.  It's got a 20ft drop to a stream.  In the corner where the 2 walls meet i will hopefully have a quarter-circle paving/decking/pebbled area for table and chairs, and so i need some sort of protection at the back from the wind.  So i guess the fence would also solve the problem of keeping the winds down a bit. At the moment its a massive (dangerous) blank canvass so it's even knowing where to start!   

unusual garden, unusual problem to make safe - any ideas?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 14:48

sorry i realise the picture did add first time around.  Yes waterbutts i could just do the fence temporarily, but the amount of fence required is going to make this an expensive job, so its another reason to try and think of something except fence.  it's a tricky one!

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