Thank you Hugh. I don't do much wire fencing, mostly its replacing panels & repairing post. But the house I'm hoping to buy does need fencing along a stream bank, & I'm thinking of putting wire mesh fencing & planting a hedge on my side to grow into it. Not sure what hedge to plant, I actualy like leylandi, but see so much of it with work & I'm looking for something else that's fast growing.
Thats what we did (with the wire fencing and hedging). We grew a lot of mixed English hedging. After 3 years it was well above head height from a 30cm start. Shout if you need the wire fencing tools (I have wire strainers etc.)