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    Lostandfounds Fascinating Bamboo Fence Thread

    I have a 38 metre stretch that requires a reasonably secure and nice looking boundary. A 2m wall was an option, except that the land drainage pipes would be very close to the piling foundations and I didn't want to risk have an over enthusiastic isaanite swinging his pick axe around.

    Fortunately there's already a four strand barbed wire fence on 1.4m posts, so cheapest option was 160 bamboo trees at 4m high.

    So off to the garden market opposite Bangkok Pattaya Hospital at the weekend to have a look.

    A quick shop around and did the deal at 210 b each, including planting and soil.

    16000 b deposit paid and true to her word mrs Bamboo pitches up with four lads this morning.

    End result looks good, the trees should spread together over next couple of months and my future tenants can look forward to leafy views from their living rooms.

    On a crappy I phone so pics to follow this evening.

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    Thats quite a cheap way of hiding a crappy concrete wall, may try some of that on my land.

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    She didn't try any tricks, the four lads toiled and sweated, albeit with a break for lunch, job done in 5 hours. So I'm posting her business business card in case you want bamboo or plants n stuff in Pattaya area
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    Plan to let in settle in for a month then thread barbed wire through it. Reckon six extra strands should make it pretty secure and a lot cheaper than a fence

    Was quoted 2000 b a metre for standardish 2m concrete wall. Seemed a bit high, any idea on going rate?

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    Looks nice now but what will it be like when the bamboo has grown to 7 metre and splayed out?

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    ^gonna buy a baby panda, so no troubles

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    this is what Hotels are doing, Wall at front and plants/bamboo etc at rear and side boundrys

    easy on the eye and easy to change in the future if need be, price depend on where you are! for cement wall / Bamboo farm reduced its price cos no 1 was buying near us

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    Nice job, L&F!!


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    Well thankyou RS.

    Been a niggling worry trying to get 500 sq m of ground landscaped on a budget, now the builders have finished screwing me. I wanted to do this first to see how it went and it's starting to look pretty good already.

    I'm half tempted to abandon plans for a wall in front with two sliding gates, in favour of using a couple of L shaped concrete posts to attach the sliders to, with barbed wire and a double row of bamboo. Less hassle and half the price of a wall that would need some planting in front to pretty it up in any case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    when the bamboo has grown to 7 metre and splayed out?
    this is the worrying bit - keep us updated

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    when the bamboo has grown to 7 metre and splayed out?
    this is the worrying bit - keep us updated
    Nah...it'll be ok. farang think too mut

    I wonder if I can put some more around to hide the transformer too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Looks nice now but what will it be like when the bamboo has grown to 7 metre and splayed out?
    I was thinking the same. I think it looks really nice and have some up against our fence at the front of the house but I have kept it in a planting box as over time the roots have a tendancy to run and crop up elseware.... a bit like mint.
    It also tends to shed a lot of dry leaves as it grows.

    For fencing, Thais more commonly use ' moke ' which is dirt cheap, looks o.k. and has fragrant flowers as a bonus.

    Having said that , Ms Bangyai is sick of the sight of it and banned it from our new house.... hence the use of bamboo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Looks nice now but what will it be like when the bamboo has grown to 7 metre and splayed out?
    I was thinking the same. I think it looks really nice and have some up against our fence at the front of the house but I have kept it in a planting box as over time the roots have a tendancy to run and crop up elseware.... a bit like mint.
    It also tends to shed a lot of dry leaves as it grows.

    For fencing, Thais more commonly use ' moke ' which is dirt cheap, looks o.k. and has fragrant flowers as a bonus.

    Having said that , Ms Bangyai is sick of the sight of it and banned it from our new house.... hence the use of bamboo.
    Thanks - too late now! Will see what happens, I, planning to lay grass around the 3.5M perimeter with the odd palm here and there. If the building rents OK then I'll be happy to take the bamboo out in a couple of years and put up a wall with some climbing plants, meanwhile want a quick, easy fix.

    The largely redundant/ overkill land drainage pipes run parallel to the boundary so it'll be a while before roots are an issue on my side of the fence. Next door is a vacant plt and at 12.5M/ half a Rai asking price is likely to stay vacant for a while!

    Th building will need two daytime staff for intended end use. May as well give them a reason to sweep up.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound
    Was quoted 2000 b a metre for standardish 2m concrete wall. Seemed a bit high, any idea on going rate?
    That is around the going rate.

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    How tall will this grow L&F? Do you have to worry about it spreading out of control?

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    Did the gardeners put any more soil under/around the plant roots?
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    I think they will stay alive but will not thrive due to way too many plants for way too little root space with out the neighbor plant complaining. This will cause it to dwarf, stunt or just whither and die over time. It looks great today but bamboo looks great when a plant can spread out and flourish. These are plants, not just a concrete post.
    Other then that bamboo is a fierce competitor planted in the ground. Sure, 4 guys can plant them all in a day but try to move 'em in five years without a backhoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    For fencing, Thais more commonly use ' moke ' which is dirt cheap, looks o.k. and has fragrant flowers as a bonus.

    Having said that , Ms Bangyai is sick of the sight of it and banned it from our new house.... hence the use of bamboo.
    Can you post a pic for us please....... the moke that is, not the missus! I'm going to need a pool screen in future and all ideas/pics are appreciated. Personally love red bamboo.

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