Picket fences are a type of fence often used decoratively for domestic boundaries, often distinguished by their evenly spaced vertical boards, the pickets, attached to horizontal rails.
Protection and demarcation on corners and borders of flower beds, lawn and open plan spaces.
Prevent people from cutting the corner on foot, prams, hose pipes, equipment et al.
Deter small animals from entering a space
Until the introduction of advertising on fences in the 1980s, cricket fields were usually surrounded by picket fences, giving rise to the expression rattling the pickets for a ball hit firmly into the fence.
Pointed Picket Fence
- Very useful for demarking borders and boundaries
- Protects the corners of beds an lawns
- Adds style to edges.
- Prevents machinery, hose pipes and people from cutting corners and spoiling them.
- Makes a clear demarcation between the paths and the beds.
- Deters small animals from entering the protected space.
- DIY so simple
No Nails, No Screws, No Holes to Dig, but a mallet will be useful for helping the posts into the ground.
Height of fence: 45cm
Height of pointed post above ground: 26cm
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Have you seen our new Tubby Tuber Box? As tubers accumulate now for harvesting or for keeping for next year’s growing stock I draw your attention to the Tubby Tuber Box. It is so useful for keeping the tubers dry and frost free over winter. You could of course – it is not too late – take your geranium cuttings now and root them in a Tubby Box with some home-made compost.
When clearing out the tomatoes from the greenhouse later they will be well rooted and ready to store out of the cold and winter weather ready for potting and putting out next May.
Now that the domestic soft fruit is in good harvest keeping for the rest of the year, we turn our attention to the stoned fruit. I remember as a small kid returning from a trip to visit an aunt living near to Worcester and we stopped on the roadside where Mother filled the spaces in our small car with plums!! All colours they were, and they were packed to the roof. My brother and I had nowhere to put our feet. We couldn’t move in the back seat. Luckily we loved plums, though to this day my favourites are Greengage and a well flavoured Victoria. Days of intense preservation followed and many a fruit pie consumed.
Curiously I can still recall the delicious flavours of a spoonful of stewed plums on a bowl of rice pudding. Sadly this dish is unrepeatable these days. We cannot buy proper milk anymore and you cannot make a decent rice pudding with that wonderfully caramelly skin. Does anybody know how to make toffee brown skin on rice pud these days? Please, please tell me -.
Pots or Bags – The choice is yours!
Harvested onions and potatoes last longer by NOT storing them together. I didn’t know this before and I have always stored them together. Now I know – and so do you. Actually I like to string the onions which would keep them away from each other.
Stringing is just a way of plaiting with a piece of string woven into it. They are very showy when hung on the outside of the larder door.
How do you store yours?