hedges for screen

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  1. LittleD

    LittleD Apprentice Gardener

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    Could anyone suggest a quick growing hedge for a screen please?
    I'll tell you what I need, at the moment we have a shed to the left a greenhouse to the right and in between a nice slabbed area which picks up all the sun, at the back of this against the fence is three conifers, great at the top but dull, about 6 foot from the bottom, I was thinking of planting a hedge of some sorts to:
    a. screen the manky brown bit
    b. provide a nice backdrop for sitting by
    c. give the birds some refuge from the local moggy

    In my mind I have got the idea of privet maybe the gold and green type to be evergreen, thick and bright

    but any ideas appreciated
    LD
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Sounds like the conifers are pretty big. If so I would asume it could be a bit difficult to establish a hedge close to the base of these trees. Due to the conifers taking all the moisture and food from the soil. If anything can manage it privet can, although the gold leaved one dosen't grow as fast as the green one.
     
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