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Old 01-06-2015, 02:17 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
Nick Maclaren[_3_] Nick Maclaren[_3_] is offline
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Default Recommend a screening shrub/low tree?

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Mr Sandman wrote:

I need to screen a garden from a road, but not with a hedge, i was thinking
a large quick growing evergreen bush that will remain clothed down to the
ground and grow to a height of about 3m?

That's just a loose hedge. The quickest solution (assuming that you
are in a relatively warm part of the country) is a 'fedge'. Put up
some posts with (say) pig-netting, and grow climbers up it.

Chris Hogg is correct, no matter how you do it. One method that works
is a fedge with quick-growing climbers and some slower-growing shrubs
in front. When the latter have grown, remove the fedge.

What plants are suitable will depend on where you are. If you are
in a bothy up a Highland mountainside, there are no evergreen twining
climbers and damn few evergreen hedging plants. If in the south of
England, you are spoiled for choice.

Nick Maclaren.