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Climber for dead privet

Hi all, as on a previous post I am going to wait till later in the year to buy rootball privet to replace a large patch of dead privet that I have on one side of my garden however there is now another dead strip from top to bottom approx 8 ft high by approx 2 ft wide, this side of the garden has different neighbours to the other.

I emailed one of the online hedge websites with photos to see if I could grow a new hedge now in front of the dead part but they advised the only option is to remove the dead part completely and replace with rootball later in the year however I am sick of being spied on by these neighbours and their kids. Whenever they see or hear you in the garden they go over to the dead patch and just stare through at you including the adults who then proceed to have loud conversations that are not in English. (Nothing against non English folk) but I find this highly annoying, rude and strange, they also have to go all the way down their very long garden in order to get to this bare patch! 

So I am wondering if I would be able to leave the dead part there and use a climber to fill the space? There is a Trachelospermum jasminoides 15 ltr pot for £34.99 from Thompson Morgan available at the end of July, 2 honeysuckle loni copper beaty 9cm pots for £29.99, 2 9 cm pots honeysuckle lonicera mint crisp or 2 Mohave red pyracantha £19.99 for 2 9cm pots from climblingplantsfirect or fallopia as I have read this is the fastest growing. 

Any ideas appreciated or info on the best place to buy from.

Thank you

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,475

    The soil will probably be depleted by the hedge so you might be better off getting one of those willow/ bamboo fence panel things to use temporarily

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,902

    Nothing that you buy in a 3.5 inch flower pot will grow quickly and fill the space,  you could buy a rollsing for now, until the new privet has been planted and given a few years to grow up.

    Wilco sell a good one and cheap.  Apart from that 15.00 for a honeysuckle is a bit expensive, it's probably only a few inched high. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532

    I doubt very much that your neighbours are spying on you.  You don't say how old the children are, but young ones are naturally curious, especially about things which have been concealed from them.  Maybe they come from one of those backward cultures in which neighbours are friendly and don't hide behind 8ft hedges.  If you make friends with them, invite them into your home and garden, you will satisfy their curiosity, and who knows, maybe a bit of your privacy culture will rub off on them.  In the meantime, good luck finding the right plants.  Unless, of course, you decide to build a wall.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,902
    Lyn says:

    Nothing that you buy in a 3.5 inch flower pot will grow quickly and fill the space,  you could buy a rollsing for now, until the new privet has been planted and given a few years to grow up.

    Wilco sell a good one and cheap.  Apart from that 15.00 for a honeysuckle is a bit expensive, it's probably only a few inched high. 

    See original post

     I have no idea what my predictive spell was trying to write....whatever is a Rollsing??? I did actually mean a willow roll. Which can be bought cheaply from Wilco.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ? after checking on the website I did wonder what rollsing was after it didn't find anything specific I thought it must have been a gardening term (laughing after confusion) now I know what you mean I may have to get some. 

    Also I am always friendly and polite but these teens and adults are not, long story short they have already proven they are not very nice people with their not nice behaviours, the hedge is also needed for security, maybe a wall isn't a bad idea! 

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