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Need 50 meters of shrubs for privacy

Need 50 meters of shrubs for privacy

I have a wall at chest level height at the side of my house that gives people full view of my whole house & garden. I need to block this view fully. I know it will be expensive but I want looking for shrubs that are unusual & fragrant or something that looks beautiful & will grow to approx 2 meters. It would have to be evergreen. I live in a coastal area in Tramore. I would appreciate your suggestions. Eimeek.Tramore, Tramore, Co Waterford Posted: 29/07/2015

The easiest and quickest solution, though not necessarioy the cheapest, is to riase the chest-high wall by 40 to 50 cms. Most people cannot see over a wall 165cm (5'-6") high. And it is aleady a nice stone wall.

Otherwise a hedge can be planted, such as laurel, holly or olearia and kept at two metres.

You could plant a mixture of shrubs, but it is not a great idea as these will all grow at different rates and need more mangaing for pruning and weed control.  Add pittosporum, escallonia and phillyrea to the ones already mentioned.


wall cover

What is the fastest growing ivy- i need it to cover horrible block walls -height 4ft at the front of the house and 8 ft at the back. or any other suggestions for fast growing all year round cover. furze, Navm, Co Meath Posted: 26/04/2010


The best thing is not to try to hide the walls but to create shapes that disguise them, even though the walls mostly can still be seen. This is done by planting some shrubs, a few trees and climbers to 'break up' the line of the walls.

A selection of shrubs and climbers is available at: http://www.garden.ie/plantdirectory.aspx




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