We are often contacted by clients who want “rustic fencing” or ” fencing for a cottage garden”. Its not always easy to know quite what people have in mind. For some people, our cleft chestnut paling fence, bound together with wire, is what they are after, or they want our cleft chestnut post and rail.
Some people want something a bit different. Here are some photos of two different rustic styles which we have installed . One is using hand woven chestnut panels, useful for hiding bits of the garden and for privacy. The other is sawn chestnut paling nailed onto a wooden frame. The paling had to be dog-proof because the client had a large dog, intent on digging up the lawn, but also neat, rustic and suitable for her beautiful cottage garden, something that would show off her roses nicely etc.
It is sometimes hard to imagine what fencing will look like once it has aged, so we thought it might be helpful to show what the same fencing looked like after a couple of years- the snowy photo is not long after it had been installed, the other photos were taken this summer.
And for good measure, we have added a couple of photos of wooden 5 bar sheep hurdles, which can also work well in a rustic setting or a cottage garden. Plus a photo of a panel of cleft chestnut paling ( as opposed to sawn chestnut paling) which has been nailed on to a wooden frame. Frankly, the possibilities are endless – let your imagination soar, come to us with a design and we will try and help!