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Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 11:30

I'm thinking about bamboo as a screen where NDN has ripped out a load of tall shrubs and trees so I can regain some privacy.

My original thought was trees (eg;amelanchia, acer viper, liquidambar, alnus, liriodendron, metasequoia all available at local GC £39 each), but I am tempted by bamboos - cost and quicker growth.

Has anyone got advice on which bamboos would be suitable, tall but 'less' invasive? I want to cover a stretch of about 5-6 fence panels, there is a trampoline in front which I'd prefer not to move (hence bamboo rather than tree). The rest of the area has a play tower / climbing / swing in front but has some room (1m 30cm at narrowest) behind it and then a shed. The compost bins sit here at present but will be moved I think.

I'll post a picture ...




Posted: 23/07/2014 at 10:43

Oh dear Lesley, hope he recovers well but have a good holiday.

Ughhh !!!!!!!!!! Neighbours just been round - she's seen a RAT !!!!

There are 3 or 4 gardens it / they could be living in but it was seen near my compost area going into someone elses garden.

So the plan is to get some poison, leave it a while then inspect compost bins - which I was planning to move anyway (not sure I can do that now!).



Posted: 22/07/2014 at 23:16

Have you been Bekkie?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 23:14

Very nice Charlie ( how do you get your photos to do that? )


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 23:12

Off to bed now... Renishaw Hall gardens beckon for tomorrows outing  


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 22:15

Sounds like you deserve it to me Yvie

Horticultural Films

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 22:08

Last of the summer pine


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 22:07

Sis gave me some Vetch seed pods today - anyone know anything about them ? when, where to plant/sow? Might put on new thread tomorrow

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 22:02

B.mum, don't throw your laptop out, I love your pictures

Love the stipey cosmos, I have one too, and your chair looks so special.

Horticultural Films

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:36


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