Posted: 12/04/2013 at 12:09
Hi thanks for all your replies, sorry I forgot my log in password so couldn't get back on.
The Bamboo I already have is at a sunny part of the garden so get the sun most of the day, the back of the garden is more semi-shade so gets it part of the midday then again at the evening, so light levels would be less in the winter.
As 'Huntertony' replied about Fargesia, as they are compact and can withstand lower light levels, so I will look into Natida and as 'Salina' mentioned Rufa.
Can't really grow grasses as I need to mask the fence so are looking for something around 8ft so the neighbour doesn't look over all the time. As mentioned don't want to blanket it but have light filtering through so I can enjoy the sun.
Think Nigra would need more sun, but still open to other options.