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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 11:48 am    Post subject: Advice needed please... Reply with quote

Hi,

Hope everyone is well.

Need some design advice. As you can see from the attached pic we have a rather fetching biocycle almost centre of the lawn. This will be covered with a lid/frame which will be 6inches off the concrete. Problem is how to hide it?? What kind of planting would be suitable....would prob need to be covered all year. Don't want anything higher than the bamboo at side as it will block view down the garden from the house

Any advice greatly appreciated



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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not make a grouping of shrubs by including what you already have planted....and if you choose the appropriate heights, you can shield the view of the unit, while not impeding the longer views. Shrubs often look better grouped together than standing on their own.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sive,

Thank you for your reply

Yea that sounds good. A very amateur gardener so not the best at guessing what looks good together. Kind of stuck as to what would give year round cover
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not make a grouping of shrubs by including what you already have planted....and if you choose the appropriate heights, you can shield the view of the unit, while not impeding the longer views. Shrubs often look better grouped together than standing on their own.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar problem but mine was a septic tank in the middle of the lawn. Having loads of stones in the garden we have piled them on top allowing the vents to be free and I made a border all around it. Last year I planted antirrhinums and this year I'm planting cosmos all around, then access can still be done if need be.
You could put a planted tub in the middle and then plant round the outside
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Margo,

Thanks for your suggestions. I had to google antirrhinums! Def worth thinking about.
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or for something different.

Make your lid into 5 pieces each with a 1 inch lip. Put 1 inch depth of soil into each portion and plant with sedums.

Voila! Bio Unit completely disguised!

(The reasoning for the five pieces, or six, or seven, is that you can slide them off when you need access.)

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