Posted: 18/09/2017 at 17:45
A friend asked for advice tonight and I don't have the knowledge to help her, but thought you clever lot on here might be able to.
They need to get rid of the bamboo that has been planted in their garden because it is shooting up all over the garden. Not planted by them I might add. However as you can see from the photo the bamboo is hiding a whole of lot brick from the house behind them. They are looking to plant something low maintenanc, that looks nice and will hide the house without being too in your face. She was wondering about pleached trees, but they would need to be evergreen.
She also said the soil is rubbish literally and they are wondering whether to excavate it for two reasons, 1) to get rid of the bamboo shoots and 2) to clear the poor soil and put some decent topsoil back in.
So far she is wondering whether to get some rendered raised beds put in along the back wall and whether to plant some non invasive clump forming bamboo, and if so what variety should she get, or would pleached trees be an option, but she needs year round cover.
does anyone on here have any suggestions for what they could do. I get the feeling she is looking for something nice and sleek, clean lines and modern rather than a wildlife hedge.
Any advice gratefully received. Thank you.