Create a Simple Bamboo Screen

A bamboo screen is a handy little addition to the garden; It’s good for disguising unsightly stone or brick walls, wooden fencing, chain link fences and to hide anything you want to keep out of eyesight! Be it wheelie bins, compost heaps, storage areas and covering up existing fencing.

Bamboo screens can be used to accentuate your garden and frame your flower beds. You could create a seating area in your garden, and have it cornered off from the rest of the garden to create a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere.

Sure Green sell a variety of high quality landscape and gardening products, including a bamboo screening fence in two different sizes.

Alternatively, if you would like to make your own bamboo screen, here’s a step by step guide on how to make one!

  1. Measure and cut bamboo poles to the desired height of the bamboo screen you want to make. Think about the width, too. Cut as many poles as you need to make your desired width.
  2. Unroll a 16-inch strip of 22-gauge galvanised wire from a spool. Wrap the end of the wire tightly around one bamboo pole several times, around 3 to 6 inches from the top. Repeat this step to wrap a wire near the bottom of the bamboo pole. Keep the distance from the ends of the pole equal for uniformity.
  3. Put the bamboo poles on a flat surface. Stretch each wire to the right side of the pole (at least 16 inches).
  4. Fit another bamboo pole beside the first pole, on top of the wires. The poles need to be as close together as possible.
  5. Wrap each wire tightly around the second pole twice. The only space between the poles you should see is the thickness of the wires.
  6. Repeat steps 3 through to 5 and attach as many poles as you need to fit the desired width of the bamboo screen. To end it, wrap the wire several times around the last bamboo poles and then cut off the excess wire.
  7. Drill hanger holes through the two bamboo poles on each end of the screen. Make sure that the holes are drilled above the wire strand. Hang the bamboo screen with wire or fishing line.

Bamboo screens can really help breath a new life into a garden, whether it be used to disguise bins and rubble, or used to create different tranquil sections in a garden, you’re sure to find a good use for it!

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