Posted: 25/05/2012 at 14:44
Hi, Brand new to this forum and gardening, so I hope I've popped this in the correct place.
I would be so grateful if anybody could suggest a shrub/bush that would provide some privacy for our front yard. It's tiny (only 4m across), but gets the evening sun and is much more pleasant than our back yard, so we'd like to use it for sitting out in the evenings. The problem is that we live in a cottage row on a track/lane with plenty of walkers and a road approaching the front of the house. The front garden is raised about 1m from track level, and I just haven't a clue what would be in keeping, thrive with little expertise and provide good all season coverage from the walkers and the road. I don't know the soil type, but it's North Derbyshire (i.e wet!) and the front garden is west facing, and very exposed with pretty harsh winds and winters. I'd want something rather dense all year, and up to 1.5 metres high max - just for some extra privacy.
Any suggestions very welcome - thanks!