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Hedging to hide a hideous fence

OCGOCG Posts: 2

Hi, I have high fencing around the garden and it's pretty horrible.  It's on full sun so any staining gets bleached out over the summer.  I love my herbaceous border but when you look at it the fence just jumps out at you.  I've got climbers growing up it, like escallonia and clematis but I'd really love a hedge, it would have to be very thin though.  I've been looking at a willow whip hedge idea but I've heard they can be a handful to control.  Has anyone had any experience with a willow whip hedge?  Does anyone have any other thin imagehedge suggestions?


  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 568

    I think you've got the right idea in covering it in climbers. Judging by the depth of the border I wonder if willow wouldn't be too spreading. 

    Last edited: 31 August 2017 22:23:03

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,551

    Paint it in dark grey / black and go for climbers and taller planting to the back. Painted in a dark colour it will really recede and make the planting stand out - Cuprinol Garden Shades should not get bleached by the sun.

    Willows will rob the soil of water and nutrients and get massive in no time! Don't do it! Lol

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Or use Butinox - lasts forever.

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  • OCGOCG Posts: 2

    Thanks.  I think I'll give cuprinol shades dusky gem a go....

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