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free standing trellis

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mary-op
mary-op Posts: 3,605 Forumite
I've been trying to find some free standing trellis to put round the wheelie bins. Most of what I've seen is either very ornate or expensive.
Can anyone recommend a site worth looking at for this?
I would be unstoppable if only I could get started !

(previously known as mary43)
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  • officeguru
    officeguru Posts: 725 Forumite
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    edited 28 May 2011 at 4:39PM
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    Ha ha ha... I just came back from the village paper shop and the council has left some purple, plastic free standing, fence bits (for going around holes in the ground.... That would do.. but they might recognise them when they come to empty your bins...

    Can you not put in a couple of posts and some wooden fencing ?? Or are they on top of concrete?

    Just found some here, but it might be too flimsy:

    http://homeshopping.24studio.co.uk/spring-summer/barbecues-heaters/4/expandingfreestandingwoodentrellisfence/2/?cssoc=006&source=TL80&cm_mmc=Studio_NP-_-Online_Aggregators-_-Google_Base-_-Expanding%20Free-standing%20Wooden%20Trellis%20Fence

    cheers
  • mary-op
    mary-op Posts: 3,605 Forumite
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    Thanks for that :T Just what I was after. The wheelie bins stand against a wall on concrete and I just want something to put in front of them so they're not such an eyesore when I'm in the garden.
    I would be unstoppable if only I could get started !

    (previously known as mary43)
  • Barneysmom
    Barneysmom Posts: 10,123 Forumite
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    After having a bit of work done in the garden we have a few pallets lying around. So we're going to take them apart and make a screen using them as a frame and get some of that cheap willow screening.
  • pinkcandyflossprincess
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    I was going to say to keep a look on ebay to see if there is anything that can be adapted thats cheap.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WOODEN-GARDEN-ARBOUR-SEAT-FEATURE-BARGIN-USED-/140556511761?pt=UK_Home_Garden_GardenFurnitureR2_SM&hash=item20b9d22a11
    this arbour for instance could have the seat removed and two trellis panels (B&M sell them cheap) attached as hinged doors.
    anything really could be adapted to make them less unsightly (mutters the woman who has put her bin outside garden and got 3 recyling bags hanging around garden:o)
    ***MSE...My.Special.Escape***
  • stilernin
    stilernin Posts: 1,217 Forumite
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    I have seen bins hidden by large planters with a small fan shape trellis for some ivy to grow up. In the spring, pansies etc could be put in too. On 'bin day' you just move the planter and pull out the bin.

    If you fill the bottom of the planter with broken polystyrene they won't be too heavy to move, or you can get small sets of wheels to put under a planter.

    This will add some colour to the space too.
  • mary-op
    mary-op Posts: 3,605 Forumite
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    Where the bins stand its not far from the back door so I don't have to walk far to them.........both me and OH have disability so need them to be handy to the door to take stuff out otherwise I'd have moved them and had a trellis with a planter I think.
    Thanks for all the suggestions:)
    I would be unstoppable if only I could get started !

    (previously known as mary43)
  • ixwood
    ixwood Posts: 2,550 Forumite
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    I was going to suggest the planter idea too. Cheap, pretty, wildlife friendly, and long lasting!

    I'd get a nice big plastic trough and grow an evergreen shrub or 2 in it, shaped to suit, and then under plant them with flowers.

    To access just rotate the trough out the way by picking up one end.
  • witchwoopiggy
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    i picked up one of these planters with the trellis from The Factory yesterday for £12 and it comes with wheels, just the right height, comes up to just under the lid of the bins, and evern planted and with compost it is still very easy to move, hope this is of help :)
  • Barneysmom
    Barneysmom Posts: 10,123 Forumite
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    Could you give us a link to The Factory please :)
  • witchwoopiggy
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    http://www.theoriginalfactoryshop.co.uk/


    but i can not find the planter online :( but you maybe able to find a store local to you
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