Palisade fencing need not be off-putting to you because of aesthetic appeal. There is always the option of good, thorny plants to plant at the base of the palisade to provide even more appeal and security.
Fire-thorn is always a good option for extra security, as nobody wants to mess with those thorns, but be careful if you have small children or animals, as the thorns can really be very mean, and cause pretty serious injury.
An English rambling rose is also good as it will give blooms annually and be beautiful to look at, even though the thorns can cause injury to anyone trying to climb the fence.
Euphorbia Milii or Crown of thorns is also a good deterrent. It is a succulent, climbing shrub which can grow to 1.8m in height and has densely spiny stems. The flowers are very pretty and come in red, pink or white, and up to 12mm wide, so it offers a very aesthetic appeal.
The sap, however is moderately poisonous, and causes irritation on contact with skin or eyes. It causes severe stomach pain if ingested, as well as irritation of the throat and mouth, and vomiting. No intruder would want to mess with this plant, as it can have serious consequences.
If you should use any of these plants to increase your security, make sure you wear goggles and thick gloves if you need to do any pruning of the shrubs.
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