I'm going to be putting up a small fence too. I have a small retaining wall that is falling down and the neighbour is re-building it. I was going to use bot-down fittings on this wall for most of the length and the rest of the garden as its small and the areas I'm going to install are concreted. This is mainly for convenience.
There is a short section of flowerbeds where I will be putting 3 fence posts in. I'm thinking of using the fencemate bolt down supports that go into a small hole filled with concrete, the fence posts just then bolt in to these supports above ground.
Am I missing anything obvious here? The other otpions are -
Big spike - I have no idea what the ground is like 2' down and whacking a big spike in looks like hard work and difficult to guarantee it being very straight.
Post direct in to concrete - probably the easiest and cheapest but maybe requires bigger holes? This will save me about £20.
If I go with the fixing bracket in to concrete it gives me the benefit that all of the fence posts are bolted in so any changes to panels / post sizes is easy, and may save the posts rotting.