5.23.2011

Woven Fence




A few weeks ago I started a new little herb patch in a little corner of my garden. I needed some fencing to keep critters out, the two, four and three-legged ones :).

My neighbors accross the street had several trees they were trimming, so I took the branches. It's not the greatest or prettiest of wattle fences, but it was free and it's functional. Doesn't get much better than that for me. The seeds and starts I planted a few weeks ago have nearly doubled in size, so the fence is obviously working.

There are several pictures and tutorials online, just do a google search for "woven" or "wattle" fence. I didn't follow any instructions, I didn't measure anything, I just started digging holes, cutting branches and weaving everything together. It sort of took on an organic shape of it's own, and I'm happy with that.

6 comments:

Emily Heizer Photography said...

It's SOOO beautiful1 I never woudl have thought of that! It's just so simply beautiful! How tall is it?

Brooke said...

it's lovely! would look so pretty with birch branches too

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

Oh, I love this!!! I need a fence so badly to keep my chickens from scratching in my herb and perennial gardens, but just can't find anything appealing. I'm so glad you posted this - it's perfect. And being surrounded by forests, I should be able to find plenty of free material. Thank you so much for sharing!

seedpod said...

I love it! My kids and I would vines and sticks all the time when we lived in Ohio where things were green and grew without coaxing. They were more sculptural than functional, though... just making for the sake and making.

Pauper said...

Wow, so lovely! I wonder if I would have to built a whole 'wattle' dome though to keep the raccoons out? They are the biggest threat to our little vegetable patch, even though they enjoy all the leftovers in our composter!

coco said...

what a great idea! I found your blog today..it is so pretty.