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Mrs W is having a puppy and I am wanting to keep it out of the
neighbours' gardens. The last dog used to go through the hedge and shit
on their grass and it doesn't make for good relations.

I bought a 25m roll of welded plastic coated square mesh fence, 10 1.2 m
steel fence stakes and cut out the lower part of the hedge to tuck the
fence in in a tidy invisible fashion. So far so good. The mesh is not
particularly stiff. I could strengthen the top with a length of wire
tightened up. What about the bottom? I don't want the dog going under
the fence.

Do I need something like tent pegs to hold it down? or like big staples?
do they exist? I haven't found any. A length of 2x1 would work but how
do I secure it to the mesh? Bent nails?

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On 09/02/2021 21:32, TimW wrote:
Mrs W is having a puppy


Golly, you could sell that story to the tabloids. What a bitch she must be!

and I am wanting to keep it out of the
neighbours' gardens. The last dog used to go through the hedge and shit
on their grass and it doesn't make for good relations.

I bought a 25m roll of welded plastic coated square mesh fence, 10 1.2 m
steel fence stakes and cut out the lower part of the hedge to tuck the
fence in in a tidy invisible fashion. So far so good. The mesh is not
particularly stiff. I could strengthen the top with a length of wire
tightened up. What about the bottom? I don't want the dog going under
the fence.

Do I need something like tent pegs to hold it down? or like big staples?
do they exist? I haven't found any. A length of 2x1 would work but how
do I secure it to the mesh? Bent nails?

TW


Round here most people use chicken wire staked to or buried under the
ground.

be wary of wildlife tunnelling under with small dogs.. they can use rat
holes etc. to escape


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Mrs W is having a puppy and I am wanting to keep it out of the
neighbours' gardens. The last dog used to go through the hedge and shit
on their grass and it doesn't make for good relations.


Whilst I would agree with pegging down the fence, a lot depends on the
nature of the dog. Our current dog, now nearly 11, has never tried to
escape, yet I know of others who do so at any and every opportunity. You
may be lucky and have one which is content not to try.

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On 10/02/2021 08:28, Graeme wrote:
In message , TimW writes
Mrs W is having a puppy and I am wanting to keep it out of the
neighbours' gardens. The last dog used to go through the hedge and
shit on their grass and it doesn't make for good relations.


Whilst I would agree with pegging down the fence, a lot depends on the
nature of the dog.* Our current dog, now nearly 11, has never tried to
escape, yet I know of others who do so at any and every opportunity. You
may be lucky and have one which is content not to try.


I can't just wait and see, as much as I would like to be indoors
watching telly and now the job is half done too, and What a mess!

I must have been thinking topiary or something but it turns out you
can't just sculpt a hedge like a piece of marble. If you cut out bits
near the ground bits higher up just fall of on your head - who knew?!
And the end effect is like a giant herbivore has just munched bits
randomly. Ugh!

TW
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On 10/02/2021 03:42, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
On 09/02/2021 21:32, TimW wrote:
Mrs W is having a puppy


Golly, you could sell that story to the tabloids. What a bitch she must be!


oh gawd, it's you.
ffs


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On 10/02/2021 08:28, Graeme wrote:
In message , TimW writes
Mrs W is having a puppy and I am wanting to keep it out of the
neighbours' gardens. The last dog used to go through the hedge and
shit on their grass and it doesn't make for good relations.


Whilst I would agree with pegging down the fence, a lot depends on the
nature of the dog.* Our current dog, now nearly 11, has never tried to
escape, yet I know of others who do so at any and every opportunity. You
may be lucky and have one which is content not to try.


Friends made sure their garden was fenced to keep the dog in to find,
at just over a year old, he can now jump a 4 to 5 foot fence and when
out for walks can negotiate styles on footpaths with ease by going over
the top of them. Luckily the dog stays in the garden.



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On 10/02/2021 14:36, TimW wrote:
On 10/02/2021 08:28, Graeme wrote:
In message , TimW
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Mrs W is having a puppy and I am wanting to keep it out of the
neighbours' gardens. The last dog used to go through the hedge and
shit on their grass and it doesn't make for good relations.


Whilst I would agree with pegging down the fence, a lot depends on the
nature of the dog.* Our current dog, now nearly 11, has never tried to
escape, yet I know of others who do so at any and every opportunity.
You may be lucky and have one which is content not to try.


I can't just wait and see, as much as I would like to be indoors
watching telly and now the job is half done too, and What a mess!

I must have been thinking topiary or something but it turns out you
can't just sculpt a hedge like a piece of marble. If you cut out bits
near the ground bits higher up just fall of on your head - who knew?!
And the end effect is like a giant herbivore has just munched bits
randomly. Ugh!

TW


Tim you don't say what sort of dog it is? if its a large breed then it
is unlikely to be able to get through small holes in a fairly short
period of time.
What you are doing should be fine if you want to attach battens to the
bottom or top to stiffen it I would use tantalised roof battens and
staples (those U shaped nails) the hedge should grow back though and
render your handiwork invisible by the end of summer!

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be wary of wildlife tunnelling under with small dogs


I had to read that several times before I realised that it didn't mean
that wildlife might use small dogs as tunnelling tools!





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