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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:43 am    Post subject: hedge to screen wall Reply with quote

Want a fast growing hedge to put in front of an ugly block wall. Readibg http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about204.html mentions Griselinia but have seen other opinion it is not good.
How near can it be to wall?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of Griselinia hedges have been killed by the frost this winter.

Lonicera Nitilda (spelling?) is, I think, the nicest hedge. Very easy to trim and keep in shape.

Privet can be good too. Comes in green and also yellow varieties.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
A lot of Griselinia hedges have been killed by the frost this winter.

Lonicera Nitilda (spelling?) is, I think, the nicest hedge. Very easy to trim and keep in shape.

Privet can be good too. Comes in green and also yellow varieties.
both nice but not fast growing..mderate growth
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm amazed so little has been done to resolve the horrible wall-slow growing hedge problem...I pity you your wall but I have a rotten wooden fence that the neighbours own but can't see...

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it depends what you mean by fast-growing...... plenty of options if you're patient and can wait two or three years for a hedge to settle in. You can also get bare-root beech for instance of different heights.....but you'll pay extra to get, say, 5 or 6 foot tall ones.
Put a search in, there's a very good list of hedging somewhere on the forum.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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kindredspirit wrote:
A lot of Griselinia hedges have been killed by the frost this winter.

Lonicera Nitilda (spelling?) is, I think, the nicest hedge. Very easy to trim and keep in shape.

Privet can be good too. Comes in green and also yellow varieties.
both nice but not fast growing..mderate growth


Moderate growing? I think that Lonicera is fairly fast growing. It's small leaved so makes a very neat hedge. May be old fashioned but what's wrong with old fashioned? Fashion always comes around in circles.

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not paint the wall? Or fix some bamboo screens to it? Then you could plant whatever you like or nothing in front of it. Much less maintenance in the long run than a fast growing evergreen hedge!
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