which plant(s) to use for a privacy fence
As you can see from the picture I have a split garden that has a view in/out of the downstairs bedroom flat and I want to add some privacy for us both but naturally with flowers or plants so as not to close her in. I am looking for any advice on what could be planted please.
My vision: Thinking of about 5/6ft in height not to be too thick so all light is blocked out, to have colour for as much of the year as possible and if possible to smell. Low maintenance would also be preferred. With my limited knowledge am initially thinking honeysuckle because that does smell wonderful. Someone else mentioned wisteria which does look stunning in blue but doing research this seems to be more of a tree! I am open to ideas.
Now for the details. I started digging to see what soil I have and it is clay based so I have now dug out 15 rubble bags of clay soil and hit concrete!! My thinking was to fill this all with fresh soil and then to plant a few things. Is this a good idea? Will this concrete prove to be a problem? Assuming this could have an effect in type of plant(s) I could use. The space is north facing and because I have high foliage on the east side it is not in direct sunshine but does get some in the early morning. By midday the sun is blocked and by the late afternoon the sun has disappeared behind the houses
The dimensions of my new hole is 190 cm in length and I have dug down 50 cm till I hit the concrete. From wall to wood is 75 cm.
I hope this helps and I look forward to hearing your ideas.