When the landscapers were doing the hardscaping for our back garden we asked them to build a fence in order to corral the Minx.
They left us with an large orange structure which we naively believed would soon fade to an attractive weathered grey.
I don’t know what the wood was treated with, but we waited and waited. And the other new wood such as the trellis faded. But still the fence glowed orangely in the corner. (And as you can see it didn’t even do a very good job of corraling the Minx).
So about a month ago we bit the bullet, dodged the Spring rain showers and attacked it with the dark brown stain we’d used on the deck. It took forever – it needed two coats and it was a pain in the behind getting under the chicken wire. But in the end it looked like this. I can’t tell you what a difference it makes to the whole garden.
Here is a somewhat random picture of a raccoon in the garden at the weekend admiring the fence. (You should have seen us all marvelling when we saw two raccoons – we are SO British).