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How to Get Rid of Ivy

By Barnard Fencing Team on August 23rd, 2018

English ivy is a family of around 20 species of evergreen plants and, depending on their surroundings, can be both ground-creeping or climbing nearby trees, rocks, fences and pretty much anything else they can get wrap their stems around. While it can be a popular choice for many gardeners and landscapers, for others, it can be the thorn in their sides. Ivy can potentially attach to and damage your property, and can also be harmful to children and pets, causing allergic skin reactions from mere touch – and even vomiting if ingested. To ensure you can avoid all of these problems…

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Back Garden Privacy Ideas

By Barnard Fencing Team on July 30th, 2018

Unfortunately, while we’d all like our gardens to be a secluded paradise, this is rarely the case. With houses and, by extension, gardens becoming smaller and smaller, if we want privacy, this is something we’re going to have to create ourselves. This isn’t too bad though, we just need to be creative. So, if you’re struggling for ideas, read on to find out how you can create privacy in your back garden. Raised bedding If you want your garden to have better view-blocking power, you should consider growing them in raised beds. Even if you mound the soil only a foot…

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Ivy and Climbing Plants for Fences

By Barnard Fencing Team on February 28th, 2017

Ivy and climbing plants are sometimes given a bad name and can also be considered more of a nuisance than admired. However there are some real benefits to having, or keeping, ivy and creeping plants in your garden. Bernard Fencing are here to provide you with information about these climbing plants, so you too can enjoy the benefits they provide and the visible enhancement brought to your garden. We will be covering the commonly misconstrued ideas people have about ivy, and inform you on how to prune and control your climbing plants. Also, we will highlight how ivy can protect your…

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Which plants work best with your trellis?

By Barnard Fencing Team on August 19th, 2016

Once you’ve installed a wooden trellis in your garden it’s now time to adorn it with climber plants to bring some colour to the garden and to accent your trellis. Maybe you want to beautify it with some flowering species? Or perhaps you want to go down a more practical route and use it to grow vegetables? The vast array of options and species available can be overwhelming, making it difficult to know what option to choose. That’s why we’ve put together this simple guide to which plants could work best with your trellis, providing some basic info on the most…

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