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Hi there, I have a garden wall with wrought iron railings. It is very nice but I'd like some privacy when spending time in the garden, preferably something evergreen.

There is already bamboo dotted along the edge of the garden which is fine but not ideal as it's starting to sprout up through the lawn. 

I'd appreciate your ideas.

Thanks, Suzee


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,182

    Hi Suzee, are you planning on making a flower bed in front of the wall, or just planting shrubs into the lawn, if you see what I mean.

    Which way does the wall face  ?

  • SuzeeSuzee Posts: 3

    Thanks for the reply.

    The wall sweeps all the way from the south east round to the west as we're on a corner plot.  So my south wall will block the sun.

    imageWould jasmine/clematis manage? I'm just thinking about attempting to fill the gaps in the wrought iron.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Fill the gaps with trellis and grow climbers.

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,182

    As Welshonion says, you'd need to fix some sort of trellis to the railings to cover them completely,  or the honeysuckle and clematis would just entwine around the railings and not really cover the whole area very well.

    Shrubwise, maybe euonymus, or camellia if you have the right soil. An internet search will bring up quite a few!

  • SuzeeSuzee Posts: 3

    Thank you for your replies, much appreciated :)

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Would not use trellis as it would hide the railings. Much better to fix something like chicken wire to the railings which will be 'invisible' and let the climbers use that for support. 

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