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millertime78
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:39 pm    Post subject: Privacy Screen for back garden- concrete post fence Reply with quote

Hi all

My back garden is very open and in full view of a minor road beside the house. The fence is concrete posts and chain link. i have sown a variety of whips outside the fence ( which are doing well).
I'd like to put some sort of privacy screen across part of the fence so that the back garden is private. Unfortunately the budget is limited so innovative cheap solutions are welcome.

I'm going to try post up a pic to give you all a better idea of what I'm trying to achieve.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No matter what kind of screening you plant its going to take many Years before you see any results,The only "Instant"method open to you is a Timber Fence,having the Concrete Posts already in place is a big advantage,your local Saw-mill will supply all your needs and you can purchase your requirments over a period of time that suits your pocket.
I know money is tight and compromises have to be made but you could give some thought to Pallets once all Stained/Painted the same colour they could solve your immediate needs.
Hope they put a few ideas your way, Dave.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: screen Reply with quote

Hi millertime,

How about some fast growing climbers, like Russian vine for example? Position tall sturdy posts ( base of post in cement ), every 5 o 6 ft and run wires, plastic or metal mesh between the posts.

Plant the climber(s) next to the screen you have built, so that they entwine themselves through the mesh/wire support and cover it.

Once established, and Russian vine is very rampant and fast growing, you could try planting an evergreen selection of shrubs in front of your ivy screen for a more permanently planted hedge border. Russian vine needs severly cut back in spring and also needs to be monitored and cut back as it grows if it is in danger of taking over your other garden shrubs or structures.
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