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hi guys, newbie here from N.E Essex.
I used to live in a small village with my parent, with a large garden but when we get older we have to move out, that was 9 years ago and ive been slowly working on my garden since. its obviously not a big garden being in a town so space is pretty valuable to me
ive come to a point I have decided it want to make my garden completely private within a few years, not because I'm unsociable, but because I see it as being part of my house.
my garden is small and goes to a point, down the left I have put in a fe shrubs that will block that side within a few years, all good.
down the right there is grass with a 4ft fence panel to my neighbours which is where I want to block.
I'm looking for something that will get about 6ft high, don't mind it it doesn't bare leaves down low and it would be nice if it came out at the top to make a sheltering effect. but it must be able to be kept tight to the fence down low due to space and it would be nice if its quick growing (but not essential, I'm a patient person lol)
any suggestions would be great, thanks, Dean

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On 04/05/2017 20:08, Dean85 wrote:
hi guys, newbie here from N.E Essex.
I used to live in a small village with my parent, with a large garden
but when we get older we have to move out, that was 9 years ago and ive
been slowly working on my garden since. its obviously not a big garden
being in a town so space is pretty valuable to me
ive come to a point I have decided it want to make my garden completely
private within a few years, not because I'm unsociable, but because I
see it as being part of my house.
my garden is small and goes to a point, down the left I have put in a fe
shrubs that will block that side within a few years, all good.
down the right there is grass with a 4ft fence panel to my neighbours
which is where I want to block.
I'm looking for something that will get about 6ft high, don't mind it it
doesn't bare leaves down low and it would be nice if it came out at the
top to make a sheltering effect. but it must be able to be kept tight to
the fence down low due to space and it would be nice if its quick
growing (but not essential, I'm a patient person lol)
any suggestions would be great, thanks, Dean




My first thought is Why not put up a 6ft fence
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On 04/05/2017 20:08, Dean85 wrote:
hi guys, newbie here from N.E Essex.
I used to live in a small village with my parent, with a large garden
but when we get older we have to move out, that was 9 years ago and ive
been slowly working on my garden since. its obviously not a big garden
being in a town so space is pretty valuable to me
ive come to a point I have decided it want to make my garden completely
private within a few years, not because I'm unsociable, but because I
see it as being part of my house.
my garden is small and goes to a point, down the left I have put in a fe
shrubs that will block that side within a few years, all good.
down the right there is grass with a 4ft fence panel to my neighbours
which is where I want to block.
I'm looking for something that will get about 6ft high, don't mind it it
doesn't bare leaves down low and it would be nice if it came out at the
top to make a sheltering effect. but it must be able to be kept tight to
the fence down low due to space and it would be nice if its quick
growing (but not essential, I'm a patient person lol)
any suggestions would be great, thanks, Dean





In order for any hedge to be stable it needs a certain thickness so
making them very thin is both difficult (especially if you can only cut
one side) and also likely to blow over. better to go for a fence with
some evergreens trained back against it or a supported trellis with
evergreens woven through (sometimes called a "Fedge")
Depending on your soil type Non prickly Holly and Camellia can both be
kept very thin if backed by a supporting fence

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hi guys, newbie here from N.E Essex.
I used to live in a small village with my parent, with a large garden
but when we get older we have to move out, that was 9 years ago and ive
been slowly working on my garden since. its obviously not a big garden
being in a town so space is pretty valuable to me
ive come to a point I have decided it want to make my garden completely
private within a few years, not because I'm unsociable, but because I
see it as being part of my house.
my garden is small and goes to a point, down the left I have put in a fe
shrubs that will block that side within a few years, all good.
down the right there is grass with a 4ft fence panel to my neighbours
which is where I want to block.
I'm looking for something that will get about 6ft high, don't mind it it
doesn't bare leaves down low and it would be nice if it came out at the
top to make a sheltering effect. but it must be able to be kept tight to
the fence down low due to space and it would be nice if its quick
growing (but not essential, I'm a patient person lol)
any suggestions would be great, thanks, Dean


Bamboo is quick, screens high up with a feathery effect, and the lower
parts can be clear stems. However you would have to consider what your
neighbour has on the other side of the fence (p[aving? Garage? shed?
all good) as some bamboos tend to travel. Ideally it would be trapped in
a narrow bed between two solid paths.

Janet.
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On 04/05/2017 20:08, Dean85 wrote:
hi guys, newbie here from N.E Essex.
I used to live in a small village with my parent, with a large garden
but when we get older we have to move out, that was 9 years ago and ive
been slowly working on my garden since. its obviously not a big garden
being in a town so space is pretty valuable to me
ive come to a point I have decided it want to make my garden completely
private within a few years, not because I'm unsociable, but because I
see it as being part of my house.
my garden is small and goes to a point, down the left I have put in a fe
shrubs that will block that side within a few years, all good.
down the right there is grass with a 4ft fence panel to my neighbours
which is where I want to block.
I'm looking for something that will get about 6ft high, don't mind it it
doesn't bare leaves down low and it would be nice if it came out at the
top to make a sheltering effect. but it must be able to be kept tight to
the fence down low due to space and it would be nice if its quick
growing (but not essential, I'm a patient person lol)
any suggestions would be great, thanks, Dean




My first thought is Why not put up a 6ft fence
Its my neighbours fence, plus i prefere something more natural and encourage more birds


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Id also concidered some black bamboo as i like the small evergreen leaves but next door has a pond right by the fence... puncture??

Also thought about a budlia but aiming towards the orange ball type (take a cutting from my dad, they always grow)
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On 04/05/2017 23:50, Janet wrote:
In article , Dean85.13813908
@gardenbanter.co.uk says...

I'm looking for something that will get about 6ft high, don't mind it it
doesn't bare leaves down low and it would be nice if it came out at the
top to make a sheltering effect. but it must be able to be kept tight to
the fence down low due to space and it would be nice if its quick
growing (but not essential, I'm a patient person lol)
any suggestions would be great, thanks, Dean


Your requirements are mutually incompatible anything fast growing will
require continuous work to keep it inside the space envelope. Almost no
hedges thinner than 2' will survive wind loading if they are 6' tall
unless there is a strong fence buried somewhere inside them.

A trellis on top of the fence and clematis or an evergreen climber
through it might be one solution - but even then some of my more
vigorous clematis have been known to get 2-3' deep in a season.

A taller fence might well be the least bad solution to your problem.

Bamboo is quick, screens high up with a feathery effect, and the lower
parts can be clear stems. However you would have to consider what your
neighbour has on the other side of the fence (p[aving? Garage? shed?
all good) as some bamboos tend to travel. Ideally it would be trapped in
a narrow bed between two solid paths.


Fast growing bamboos have a bad habit of being invasive. Though I have
had trouble keeping them alive in North Yorkshire on clay soil that is
waterlogged in bad winters.


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On 04/05/2017 23:50, Janet wrote:
In article , Dean85.13813908
@gardenbanter.co.uk says...

I'm looking for something that will get about 6ft high, don't mind it it
doesn't bare leaves down low and it would be nice if it came out at the
top to make a sheltering effect. but it must be able to be kept tight to
the fence down low due to space and it would be nice if its quick
growing (but not essential, I'm a patient person lol)
any suggestions would be great, thanks, Dean


Your requirements are mutually incompatible anything fast growing will
require continuous work to keep it inside the space envelope. Almost no
hedges thinner than 2' will survive wind loading if they are 6' tall
unless there is a strong fence buried somewhere inside them.

A trellis on top of the fence and clematis or an evergreen climber
through it might be one solution - but even then some of my more
vigorous clematis have been known to get 2-3' deep in a season.

A taller fence might well be the least bad solution to your problem.

Bamboo is quick, screens high up with a feathery effect, and the lower
parts can be clear stems. However you would have to consider what your
neighbour has on the other side of the fence (p[aving? Garage? shed?
all good) as some bamboos tend to travel. Ideally it would be trapped in
a narrow bed between two solid paths.


Fast growing bamboos have a bad habit of being invasive. Though I have
had trouble keeping them alive in North Yorkshire on clay soil that is
waterlogged in bad winters.


I grow Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis , it has survived at
least 10 years and only mildly spread from where it began (easily
controllable by cutting).
Nice yellow stems. It's wet but mild in winter here.

Janet (Isle of Arran)
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David;1024880 Wrote:
On 04/05/2017 20:08, Dean85 wrote:-
hi guys, newbie here from N.E Essex.
I used to live in a small village with my parent, with a large garden
but when we get older we have to move out, that was 9 years ago and ive
been slowly working on my garden since. its obviously not a big garden
being in a town so space is pretty valuable to me ive come to a point I
have decided it want to make my garden completely private within a few
years, not because I'm unsociable, but because I see it as being part
of my house.
my garden is small and goes to a point, down the left I have put in a
fe shrubs that will block that side within a few years, all good.
down the right there is grass with a 4ft fence panel to my neighbours
which is where I want to block.
I'm looking for something that will get about 6ft high, don't mind it
it doesn't bare leaves down low and it would be nice if it came out at
the top to make a sheltering effect. but it must be able to be kept
tight to the fence down low due to space and it would be nice if its
quick growing (but not essential, I'm a patient person lol)
any suggestions would be great, thanks, Dean



-
My first thought is Why not put up a 6ft fence


Its my neighbours fence, plus i prefere something more natural and
encourage more birds


You can put your own fence inside the other one, if your neighbour doesn't
want it any higher.

Or agree to pay for a higher fence even though your neighbour is supposed
to maintain it.

Cheers



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