Landscape & Gardening

The Continuing Saga

I didn't get the "wear your blue shirt" memo. (from left to right) fencing contractor, Mark Abington with Hadden Landscaping, and Michael Parkey, the landscape architect
I didn’t get the “wear your blue shirt” memo. (from left to right) fencing contractor, Mark Abington with Hadden Landscaping, and Michael Parkey, the landscape architect

The continuing saga of the lace fence. After arriving last week, the package was too long and heavy for one man and a dolly to maneuver from the truck, through the gates and into my garage. So it’s just been lying on my driveway ever since. From looking at the package, it appeared that they had shipped the fabric in separate panels and not in the continuous roll that I expected. This worried me, but after opening it up, we discovered that it was indeed one continuous piece of fabric. Yes! Yes! Yes! On closer inspection we realized that the woven lace designs were small and tight and would have never been able to conform to a compact rolling technique.

Yesterday we all met up to open, inspect, and make plans for its installation. The fabricators have made things very easy for us by tagging intermittently where the top is located, and we appreciate this dummy proofing very much. The plan is to set the poles on Tuesday, next week, and then place the alley length of fabric on Thursday. The back gate might get done then, too, if the opening conforms to a standard size, but not so for the double front gate. Once the poles are placed for the front entrance, the opening will be measured and custom gate frames will have to be ordered. That’s not a problem, because we can leave the old ones up in the meantime.

The clay brick pavers are due to arrive Monday or Tuesday, and the crew will be setting those on Wednesday. Next week will be very busy.

(above) A closer view of the lace chain link fabric
(above) A closer view of the lace chain link fabric

2 thoughts on “The Continuing Saga”

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi there,

    I was just wondering how you sourced the beautiful chain link lace fence, I am designing a temporary park and this would be great. I’m imagining it is quite expensive?

    The project im working on is in London.

    Please email if that is easier

    Kind regards,

    Sarah

    1. Patsy Ann says:

      Sarah, I discovered the lace fabric on a design blog years ago. The design firm is located in The Netherlands. Here’s a link to their site:
      http://lacefence.com/ENG/index.php

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