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Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:57

Hmmm, think my heart is with tree/s really.

Been to local GC (garden centre!) and they have a unlabelled weeping willow , huge already, only £20 ... want it, want it, want it .... will cause problems won't it? Are there regulations how near they can be to buildings? How much space around it, can I stop the lower branches growing? Can I plant at the sides, how far away? Tempted to go back and buy it, shop closes in an hour...

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:28
Thanks salino & Phillipa
(NDN is next door neighbour salino).

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 11:32
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PS - the rest of the garden isn't this messy!

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 ...

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

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!).

 

HELLO FORKERS!

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? )

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 23:12

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

HELLO FORKERS!

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

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