Here you can find information on how to green a fence, partition, railing, an enclosure (for example, a rubbish site). This kind of greening not only beautifies but also functions as a privacy screen. Some fences are intended for greening right from the start and are planned in. Others are greened as an after-thought, often requiring additional climbing-plant support systems. You will see three possibilities of how to install wire ropes.
There are many suitable climbing plants for fences, as you can see in the photo gallery at the bottom of the page. Even espalier fruit and grapevines are an option-- the latter usually trained as horizontal cordons, vertical cordons, garlands, or as in a vineyard. Low-maintenance wild vines are suitable, and mixed greening (simultaneous use of several climbing plants) is also a possibility. Additional recommendations can be found in the section dedicated to plant privacy screens ('privacy screen'). Vigorous climbers and strong twiners like wisteria and silver lace vine can only be used to a limited extent; if they grow unchecked, structural damage can be expected -- these plants are known to bend even iron railings!... wire mesh and metal nets would of course be even more vulnerable.
Additional climbing aids are recommended when greening wooden fences. Horizontal ropes with transverse rope guidance are particularly suitable; see photos below.
This is a modern but risky combination. Horizontal wire ropes are susceptible to being climbed. They can sag or be ripped from their holders, or can even topple the fence steles. In individual cases in the private sector, this arrangement can work. Below, we show examples of 'tangential' or 'interrupted' rope arrangements.
Necessary greening support systems can also be installed on the outside or to the side of ("tangential to") a fence, as if the fence were a wall; horizontal wire ropes similar to system 1060 are usually used.