- Razor wire at end of garden?
Isn’t there a minimum height requirment? 2.4 metres (EDIT: it may only be required for public highways according to the site link.. need to look at that more )
Warning signs are required, so that they can’t sue you for entering your property without your permission
I happily let bramble grow at the bottom of my (rented) house, obviously not the quick solution your after..Posted 10 months agoJoeMember
Anyone installed razor wire at the end of their garden. My house is unoccupied a lot of the time. From the front it’s pretty secure (two front doors) and the UPVC door is good on the rear; but i back onto a public park with a low ish wall and am concerned about burglars targeting the shed etc.
Has anyone done this and any disadvantages?Posted 10 months ago
Try planting pyrocanthus instead, It’s like natural barbedwire
This, although it’s not a quick fix, like blackthorn as someone says above, but blackthorn really isn’t something you want in your garden, ‘cos it’ll do its utmost to take over the entire garden, it sends out suckers from the roots that just keep spreading outwards, unless you sink a deep trench with a barrier set into it, like paving slabs set on end.Posted 10 months ago
Pyrocanthus doesn’t, but the thorns are bloody evil, welding gloves are recommended for picking up trimmings, carefully!
Both blackberry and blackthorn will spread like the common cold given even half a chance, at least Pyrocanthus stays where you plant it, it has lots of coloured berries, although you can’t eat or drink them, but I’d hate to try to climb over it, the thorns will go through welding gloves!Posted 10 months agoepicycloSubscriber
CheesybeanZ – Member
Blackthorn on the other side of the wall , Pyrocanthus on your side – plus a moat with lazer wielding sharks .
Sharks are useless in a moat, unless you have a constant supply of nefarious scrotes – they need to eat too often.
You need the perfect ambush predator, the Australian Saltwater crocodile. It will be happy on only 3 or 4 scrotes a year, plus if the kids get too bothersome, they’re handy for some post natal family planning…Posted 10 months agohoodooMember
+1 for the pyrocantha (pyrocanthus) otherwise known as firethorn. Looks lovely, amazingly tough and it hurts, a lot. Find some locally and have a go at punching it or falling into it. You’ll get the idea. Grows quick as well. 3cm long thorns that seem as tough as barbed wire. Leaves with serrated edges.Posted 10 months agonick1962Member
Plant any of the aforementioned shrubs on the outside of your wall.Posted 10 months ago
Build up your wall as high as you can.
Add some wooden trellises along the top of the wall on the outside and plant some more spiky plants in window boxes all along the top that will grow down the outside.
Screw some of those cheesy pictorial “I live here” dog warning signs high up on the outside.
Thought I’d resurrect this thread:
Try planting pyrocanthus instead, It’s like natural barbwire
Pyrocanthus doesn’t just act as a barbed-wire fence, and have berries for the birds in winter, for some reason this year the hedges either side of my front garden are a solid mass of white flowers, which the bees are all over, both honey bees and bumblebees, which I must say I’m thrilled to see!
Beats the chuff out of razor wire from an aesthetic point of view, if nothing else. 😀Posted 9 months ago
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