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Evergreen blocker

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 09:59

Hi fidget,

               That's more like I was thinking. I have been looking at ivy which may form a screen to block the barn out, but, not sure what to do. ideally of course the barn would have been erected elsewhere on the field as it's blocked a nice view across the fields in winter, but can't be helped, so now I just don't really want to see it when we're in the garden.

Evergreen blocker

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 09:39

Hi Nutcut,

               I have read this thread, but the difference being there is already hedging there that can't be replaced as it's pretty old. Our neighbour had to agree to replace so much of the hedging when he took it out to install a gate for his horses to come through from the barn.

Evergreen blocker

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 09:31

Hi Busy,

             The perspective you are looking at is the end of our garden. beyond the gate to the end of the bare hawthorn is a piece of land nobody really owns then our neighbours land starts. We need access through the gate so can't really plant trees as such that's why I was thinking of something that would grow through the hawthorn that would be evergreen.

The pic does make the barn look further away than it is really.

Evergreen blocker

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 09:12

Hello all and a very happy new year.

I was hoping to get some advice on a problem. Our garden has a field next to it that belongs to next door neighbour. Hawthorne hedging separates the field from garden. A large barn was erected over the summer that the hawthorn hides fairly well when in leaf, but, now the branches are bare the barn can be clearly seen and although not ugly feels to somewhat dominate and overshadow our garden.

Can anybody advise me on something I could plant that would be fast growing, ideally grow through the hawthorn, not cause damage and is evergreen so the barn is hidden all year round?



Sociable Climbers

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 14:31

At what point will these need a wire for support? Just put them in and they have the wall of the house to lean against, but obviously they will need support at some stage. They are only a couple of foot tall at the moment.

Sociable Climbers

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 09:30

They look really nice. Are they heavily scented?

Sociable Climbers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:36

Update is I went out and bought two Madam Alfred carriere climbing roses today whilst looking in a garden centre for the Icebergs Salino reccomended. These are similar to iceberg, but, more disease resistant. will be planting them tomorrow

Sociable Climbers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 12:24

Salino, thank you. Yes I'm thinking trellis will deteriorate after five or so years so may have to tie. I will look up the iceberg rose.

Sociable Climbers

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 19:41

Thanks Busy-L. Honeysuckle would be great however they need trellis?

Sociable Climbers

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 17:06

Hi,     I wonder if anybody could give me some advice on choosing a scented climber to take the place of some bothersome Ivy/

We bought a house several months ago which had ivy growing beside the door and midway up to the second floor windows, it had in the past been left to grow up to the guttering as the scarring showed. We had the ivy removed, but the scarring looks hideous and our idea was to find a good scented climber to take it's place.

Suggestions would be much appreciated.

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