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mandy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: hedging or trees Reply with quote

I have a garden with a yard that backs onto a lane i'm looking for tree's or tall hedge that i could use to screen off prying eyes any ideas? thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more details please......are you totally open or is there a fence/wall there already.? What height is it ? In other words, do you just need visual screening at eye level or do you need dense growth right down to ground level ?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, there is an 8ft high wall @30ft long and i would like cover from top of the wall upwards,thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In that case I would suggest trees rather than hedging, and you need to consider the aspect ...would you be losing precious sunlight by growing trees there? Or, indeed, would you be ruining a neighbour's garden by growing a bank of trees ? The smaller birches, that don't grow excessively tall may well be suitable......maybe rowans too.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think trees might be the way to go alright. There wouldn't be any problem with neighbours or light but i would like something that prunes well and keeps foliage for as long as possible,thanks again
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be what you are looking for.

Hoheria sexstylosa Stardust

When mature, leaves start from 8' up and it keeps its leaves all year round.

Fast growing as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bamboo in a raised bed are a possibility also mandy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great, Thanks for the help guys!
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