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I need to plant a few fast growing hardy shrubs in order to hide a neighbours eyesore. They are to be planted alongside our driveway in the front of our property. Any suggestions please.
well how big are they? how big do the shrubs need to be to cover them, how big do you want to buy them, how mutch do you want to spend? Do you want any specific characteristics like flowering, varigated etc?
Perhaps a trellis and some climbers-but as Dave says more info needed-a photo always helps as well
carefull with Leylandii, a legislation in anti social behaviour means you could end up in hot water if your neighbours complain.
I think that Budleja is a good option, although wont create a total screen. OH is finally getting into it, just shouted out bamboo
Trouble with fast-growing is that the shrubs often don't have an 'off' switch and you will be back on this board asking how to deal with shrubs which have grown too big.
It is difficult to see what you need without a photo of the eye-sore and how much room you have for the shrubs/small trees/bushes.
As Welshonion says, a fast growing shrub will be a thug that brings its own problems and with the rapid height will also come rapid width requiring lots of maintenance to keep looking good and within bounds.
The trellis panels suggested above would provide instant height and be decorative in themselves without width. You can then add climbers for colour and even perfume. There's a wide range of clematis and roses suitable for many aspects and you would have to choose them depending on whether they are to be south, west, east or north facing, exposed to winds and cold and so on.
What is the eyesore?
I have a problem too our neighbours have built a log cabin which is much higher than we thought from the plans will be five fence panels long and about five /six ft higher than our 6 foot fence. Thinking of putting trellis on our fence also high fast growing trees/shrubs/climbers. Any suggestions please!!!
Thats not a log cabin. 30 ft long and 12 feet high? Have they got planning permission?
Thats a barn.
I have a huge problem, Im not an expert a gardener at all (bit of a novice) and tesco have just built 3 story row of terrace houses at the end of my garden, they are on a slope up so are more like 4 story. About 5 years ago we levelled and concreted the end of our garden for a seating area and shed. I am going to have to dig up a section at the end on our boundary wall to plant something to try and gain back some privacy. I am gonna dig an area about 50cm x 2m, I was thinking leyland Cyprus but am worried that the roots will lift remaining patio and shed!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.