I would have preferred to use broad leaf ligustrum as my weavers but I didn’t have the time or money to harvest so frilling many to have a fence made out of them. Instead I found a guy who had just cleared out a batch of invasive bamboo and had a thousand linear feet or so. I had him trim off the leafy bits and leave me with the straight stalks. Driving in the posts (juniper that don’t rot in 20 years) took me 6 man hours. Weaving in the wattles took 2 man hours. Total length that I built is 32 feet.
- Green bamboo is more flexible and better.
- Once the diameter is over 1″ it becomes hard to weave
- Make sure your posts are lined up! Use a tight line to guide you. I got off a little and it caused some bamboo to break around that pole.
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