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Decorating Your Garden Fence

Standing back in the garden this weekend, I looked out and noticed how boring my fence looked. So, armed with some Pinterest inspiration; I headed to my local garden centre and charity shop.

Wellies

Wellies

Image credit: Balcony Garden Web

If you have children this is perfect – you’re bound to have dozens of outgrown wellies around the house. If not, head to your local charity shop.

As well as a lovely way to decorate your fence, if you opt to use old wellies, you have a cute gallery of your kids growing up. Fill the wellies with soil, plant some flower seeds and watch your never-to-be-worn-again-wellies turn into a stunning display on your garden fence!

I turned mine into mini herb gardens that I can bring in at winter to store and grow on my kitchen window sill.

Bird Boxes

Bird Boxes

 

If a bird box isn’t in a tree, it’s on a fence, so this definitely isn’t a new idea. But, I love the look of having multiple bright and colourful bird boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes on one fence.  

This brightens up your garden with minimal effort and also encourages wildlife to visit your garden!

Plant Pots or Planters 

Plant Pots or Planters

If you have a smaller garden, adding your pots or planters to your fence can save space and look great!

Take inspiration from Spain and create a ladder-effect with your pots and planters.

Wooden Crates

Crates

Image credit: pinterest

Attach wooden crates to your fence and plant your flowers inside!

Mirror

Mirror

Image credit: Garden Lovers Club

My nana has a mirror on her garden fence and it’s one of my favourite things about her garden! This is another little trick to make your small garden appear much larger.

Cans 

Cans

Image credit: Ciera Design

Spray-paint some old tin cans and hang them on your fence! This way, you’re recycling your own materials and doing your bit for the environment. I like this idea for herbs, again you can bring them in during winter.

Natural Art

Natural Art

Image credit: The Home Touches, pinterest

I came across this image on pinterest and I can’t stop thinking about incorporating it into my own garden.

This obviously isn’t how vines grow normally, so natural art is a bit of a white lie… but if you buy some artificial vines you can create a masterpiece like this, I doubt people will even care if they’re artificial or not. Alternatively, if you’re a dab hand at naturally growing vines, you can encourage them to grow as so.

Two Tone 

Two Tone

Image credit: Cuprinol

Create a compelling look for your garden with a two-tone fence. Keep the darker tones at the bottom of the fence to make bright furniture and plant arrangements stand out, and the lighter tones at the top of the fence to create a stunning contrast.

At Hillsborough, we offer a fence-fitting service so you don’t have to outsource the work. Leave the hard bit to us, then it’s your time to shine with your creative skills! Remember, don’t let the size of your garden put you off, you can create something beautiful even if it’s just decorating your fence!

 

I don’t know about you, but I think I’m ready to decorate! I hope these tips have inspired you liven up your fence a bit and be creative with your garden.

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