Comments (2)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
This article is very timely for me. I have been mulling over what to do to our paling fence. We planted callistemons in front, thinking they would hide the fence, but we have ended up with a pleached effect - the green is above fence height and we have (in our case) unattractive trunks against the fence. To make the situation more complicated, our fence and trees are on top of a 75 cm retaining wall with the garden bed only being 30-40 cm wide. We have thought about painting, adding bamboo screening. We look onto the fence from our outdoor living area and would love some thoughts.
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sam Taylor

I really like simple solutions as fence toppers
are. You are able
to maintain privacy whilst displaying a decorative layer on the top.
A topper is a designed piece that slots directly onto the top of your fence. It doesn’t matter what type of fence
that you’ve decided to move forward with, they are universal. Also, you can just
take your fence topper with you to the next home when you are moving. Read more


Related Stories

Most Popular Design Workshop: How to Work Out Your Garden Layout
Planning a garden is exciting. What features will you include? Where will you put them? And what style will you choose?
Full Story
Latest from NZ Design Workshop: How to Pick the Perfect Paving and Decking
Once you’ve got the walls or fences of your garden sorted, it’s time to consider the ground surface or floors
Full Story
Garden Design How to Make Service Areas More Than Just Serviceable
It helps to think outside the square when it comes to utility areas of the garden, to make them as attractive as they are useful
Full Story
Most Popular Unsung Spring-Cleaning Jobs You May Not Have Thought Of
While many people give their home a good honest clean inside and out over spring, here are some tasks that often escape the to-do list
Full Story
Decorating 10 Reasons to Love White Walls
A contentious colour choice, some find it boring while others swear by it – but there's plenty of reason to give it a chance
Full Story
Most Popular 15 Mini Outdoor Spaces With Mojo
A beautiful garden room could emerge from your compact outdoor space with a little knowhow and creativity
Full Story
Most Popular Bring Those Sorry Sideway Gardens to Life
If the areas to either side of your house are looking sad and neglected, it's time to turn them into home-enhancing outdoor features
Full Story
Urban Living 12 Best Plants for Small Urban Gardens
A clever use of plants can turn the tiniest of outdoor gardens into a beautiful and harmonious space
Full Story
Laundry Storage 10 Ideas for High-Functioning Laundries
Make washing clothes easy in a well-organised and efficient laundry that not only works hard but looks good, too
Full Story