Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Cor blimey gov!

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Gee, are we aching!

Each metre high fence panel takes 3 to 4 coats of paint, both sides, to complete. We need dry days to do so. Last week, we finished the new picket fence and gates. So far this weekend and until now, 2 panels are done, one is almost finished and another just started. That leaves one more to start then we have 3 x 2 metre high panels to do. For now though, they will only be done one side as the other side is under our lovely neighbours car port and reasonably protected.

As is normal here in the UK, we are due wind, rain as well as sun over the Easter break, so it might take longer than we hoped.

At the end of April, we are going halves with our other lovely neighbour, to put up more picket fence panels. We will paint both sides to get it better protected. They are not too worried about it being black and it probably won't get done if we leave it.

Here is a before and after - once the leaves come out on these cotoneasters, it will be lovely:





15 comments:

  1. I like the dark colour much better, the plants will look lovely and stand out more. We only said this morning that the fence needs to be painted but that's as far as it's got for us, ha ha
    Briony
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    1. Reckon it could take another few weeks depending on the weather.

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  2. A great choice of colour Dc, really shows planting off nicely.

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    1. When the roses get going near the picket fence, they should look lovely.

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  3. Nice work on the fences, tedious but on the right day you can chat and listen to the birds...... Remember Tom Sawyer? He got people to pay him to let them paint that famous fence?

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    1. At least the solid fences are easier to paint than the picket ones.

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  4. Black fencing really show plants to the best advantage doesn't it?
    A neighbour of ours has the fence do the side of her drive black, and amongst other things, grows bright red tulips in the small border, it has a stunnung effect!

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    1. Next years red berries should look good then!

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  5. Oooh- that looks REALLY striking with the red berries against it! :)

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    1. Thank you and when the leaves come out should be better still.

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  6. Hello. I just wanted to tell you that my daughter got the job in Hope and so will be moving in a couple of months time. I have never been to Norfolk and will look forward to visiting this summer. I am really over the moon as she has been very unhappy in her present job. The journey was 5.1/2 hours!

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    1. Well done her, hope she enjoys herself down here, especially in the warmer months.

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  7. That looks fabulous! The aches and pains will be worth it when it's all finished:) x

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    1. Hope so, no painting for a few days due to weather.

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  8. That looks brilliant - well done you!

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