Thursday 2 June 2022

Fitting Sweet Chestnut Palings

 I managed to find a bit of time to fit the palings I ordered from Say It With Wood back in the winter. 

I was so impressed with them. Generally I hate buying anything I can make, especially when it's wood, but there's no way I could make these! I don't have the machinery for a start, but when I saw how well these were made, cleft and smoothed up I was so impressed. A lot of hand work goes into these palings.

Fitting them is certainly not easy on your own. It involved lots of bit of string to hold it. I could have done with a hand really, but with a bit of thinking I got it fitted! 

I had to hook the trees out the way, using ratchet straps and bailer twine.

The one lot of palings were 6ft high - pretty imposing but they hide the greenhouses just the right amount. 

The rest is 3'6" high. 

I'm really pleased with how it looks.

I think it really finishes the garden off nicely. Especially with the rose arch and the gate. 

I have enough fencing to do around the compost area which has gone a bit wild lately, I think the digger needs to get in there and give me a fresh slate to work with. 

What do you think? Do you like the rustic style or is it not to your taste? What would be your dream fencing?


  1. I prefer rustic to the modern neat lines and hardly no plants garden, it suits your plot and looks good.

    1. Thank you! I'm kind of in love with it!

  2. Well I like it. I saw a really great fence yesterday, all reclaimed wood of different sizes, but painted with a wash of paint to give a driftwood appearance. Much, much nicer than it sounds. Your chestnut palins suit your garden very well.

    1. Thank you! I love anything like you've described. I'm much more into natural lines in the garden than hard edges.


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