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The PVC / bamboo fence finally

Discussion in 'Gardening in Thailand' started by tassiecatred, 16 Nov 2013.

  1. tassiecatred

    tassiecatred Thread Starter Member

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    Firstly, I'd like to apologize for not replying earlier.
    Getting at the old vine was more difficult than anticipated. It was very overgrown and too much for me to handle and my wife kept harping about snakes. I tried to arrange for someone to come and cut it back but to no avail. Then the rains came and we were flooded about 5 inches across the front yard. The water sat for a while, killed the grass and, wonderfully, the old vine.
    Finally I cleaned it all up and did the new fence. Photos are attached [blame the wife for the quality]. The uprights are 2" pvc's about 4' high and about 1 1/2' in the ground. The bamboo cross bars are from the old fence. It may look a bit rustic but that's what I wanted. The new vines are "bleeding hearts" and once they get going the blue colour of the pvc won't matter. I figure that if I want to go any higher, I can just join, more pipe to the pvc.
    Thanks for your patience
     

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  2. Tonyja

    Tonyja Well-Known Member

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    Nice job mate.
     
  3. Mati

    Mati Well-Known Member

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    You have a beautiful setting for your fence. What a romantic place...
     
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  4. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    Very nice. Well done. :thumbsup2:

    Do you hold a work permit to do this kind of fabulous work? :innocent:
     
  5. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    looks nice, thanks for the photos
     
  6. tassiecatred

    tassiecatred Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks all. When the "bleeding hearts" really get going, I'll post some more photos.
    My only problem now is getting rid of the bindii weeds that flourished after the flood.
    Any ideas?
     
  7. evl

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    You might be able to kill off a large area of weeds by covering them with an opaque plastic sheet for a couple of weeks (weight it down with stones, etc; they won't die if enough light gets through though), then replanting with grass seed.

    The alternative is to dig them up at the base of the plant, trying to get as much of the root as you can. It might be possible to gather the leaves into a bunch and gently pull whilst using a trowel to dig into the soil at a slight angle, either loosening the roots or cutting through them far enough down that it will die instead of re-growing.

    A 3rd option is to concrete over every surface you don't want weeds to grow: it seems to work for Bangkok.
     
  8. tassiecatred

    tassiecatred Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks evl for 1 and 2 above.
    I'll give no.3 a miss:no:
     
  9. ramses

    ramses Well-Known Member

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    nicely done!
     
  10. chuachinsoon

    chuachinsoon Well-Known Member

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    Used to do this. If you're detailed, you'll kill them off permanently and they won't grow back again. It takes a long time though. My dad used to say that it's character-building...
     
  11. mike123_ca

    mike123_ca Active Member

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    I like the open landscape and large trees. It looks rather peaceful. I'm curious about the purpose of the fence. Is it to mark the property line?
     

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