I had a rhododendron in this space which, unfortunately, contracted root rot over the summer and passed into plant heaven. Subsequently I want to plant something in here that will grow to a decent size (3-4m high) and provide a degree of privacy from the other houses across the way (photo, below).
Any thoughts as to what I could put in here? Aspect wise it's SW facing, so in the summer it gets the sun from around 11am through to 8pm, and in the winter from around 1pm to 5pm.
It's a decent spot in the garden actually, and I want to make sure I get this right. I think this spot was, ultimately, too hot for the rhododendron.
Your advice, as ever, greatly received.