Regular Domestic Executive bloggers will recall that we’ve planted a kiwi hedge.Â Or rather I’ve planted a hedge of English box with plants supplied by the lovely people from kiwi hedge.
Part of the challenge of gardening with basset hounds (well not with them but in the area they live!) is that they have no concept of what they should and shouldn’t eat, sit on or dig up.Â Fortuantly my kiwi hedge barriers had some effect but it was starting to be more problemmatic as said bassets are now very heavy dogs and even one of their massive paws can do untold damage to a young kiwi hedge plant.Â
Anyway, you know how basset fencing works so I don’t need to explain all that again.Â Just imagine doing that for protecting the soon to be salad/herb bed and also give the kiwi hedge some breathing space.Â It’s not been great weather but I did brave the late afternoon yesterday and today after work to install said fencing.
All was going swimmingly until I ran out of fencing wire.Â Don’t you just hate it when that happens.Â By then it was getting quite dark so I resumed fencing today to get the area finally finished.Â TheÂ bassets were not that impressed as it’s one of their favourite areas to hoon and do their business when a quick dash from the back door is in order.
Now we’ll just wait and see how the hedge grows.Â It’s going to take patience for our stylish hedge to be created but in the meantime we’ve got a mean basset prison to keep them away.
You can see my problem – damage from basset paws
Don’t you just hate it when your fencing wire runs out!
Never fear there is always more to complete the job.Â Don’t you just love the scale of the backdrop!
There’s not too much damage after all
Good job I had some spares after all!
Another view – just for luck!