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Hardy plants for wall in back garden


 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Hardy plants for wall in back garden Reply with quote

Hi there,

I would like some info on what plants/shrubs/trees/climbers would be good to grow against the back wall of my garden. They need to be hardy as the back garden is my son's football ground!! I was thinking maybe bamboo?

The wall is south west facing.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really what you are looking for here are plants that will flex rather than snap when hit with a ball.
Try the following.

Tall.
Bamboo.
Phormium tenax.
Osier willow (Salix viminalis)

Smaller.
Phormiums, the hybrid forms.
Dogwoods.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks James, will take a visit to the garden center now.
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