Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:49
Are you removing the fences or planting inside them? Cherry laurel is a bulky hedge - I think it'll be too bulky for your space. Also whatever you do, don't plant poplars there - they're huge trees with a potential to reach between 50 - 170 ft tall!!! Their roots will also damage your drains and the foundations of your home and those in the neighbourhood.
Most bamboos are also invasive and if planted in the ground without anything to restrict the roots they'll spread across your garden and invade those of your immediate neighbours.
Sorry to be a wet blanket, but if I were you I'd do what we've done here - erect sturdy fences with sturdy trellis panels above them, to grow a variety of deciduous and evergreen climbing shrubs to cover them.
To add to privacy you can erect plant covered pergolas for sitting out areas.
Last edited: 05 March 2017 14:49:48