Replacing hedge with Hit n Miss fencing

Discussion in 'Landscaping and Outdoors' started by another amateur, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. another amateur

    another amateur New Member

    Hi.

    I’m replacing a conifer hedge with hit n miss fencing as its in an exposed position.

    The preference would be for wooden posts but these will rot out to soon so its got to be concrete but aesthetically not as good. Also concrete posts seems to mean panels rather than fencing boards.

    Is there a way to add the fencing boards and avoid using panels?

    Thanks
     
  2. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Use morticed concrete post and cut flat rails to suit then fit the hit and miss planks as per normal.

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  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    What about a hornbeam hedge, planted double row, instead of conifers.
     
  4. another amateur

    another amateur New Member

    My neighbour struggles to maintain, and hasn’t, the existing hedge, because his side is up a steep bank. I can see the same happening with a hornbeam or beech hedge.

    Thanks for trying to help
     
  5. another amateur

    another amateur New Member

    That is helpful.

    I need to see one to be sure how it would work.

    Presumably the rails are shaped and then put in the sockets and then wedged tight.
     
  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Could also look at recessed concrete posts.

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