Covering old evergreen conifer hedge
Hi... we have a 12ft conifer hedge (east facing) that is looking really tired... brown bits etsc, but if offers great privacy and we cant afford to replace it. So i want to grow something up it to hide it if possible. I tried clematis/ honeysuckle but they never really took off and pretty sure its too dryow nutrition. But I'm wondering about trying again but putting climbers in large pots with enough water/ plant food. Im wondering whether to try clematis/honeysuckle again but also possibly using a climbing rose? Thoughts and advice anyone on how to make this work greatefully received!! Thanks
Sometimes giving it a good feed in spring and continuing to feed and water will help with new growth. Unless it is the jolly old Leylandii which has been cut too far back into....
Also foliar feeding can help in some situations.
We inherited L's from previous owners and have painfully slowly grown Taxus ( Yews) just forward and in between while doing our best to rejuvenate and keep on top of the Leys. We should have bitten the bullet and removed them years ago, so understand your wish for privacy while seemingly ignoring my own advice.
Things in pots need a lot of care, watering feeding and very big pots.
Some roses in the ground with a bit of preparation might work, something a bit thuggish maybe would do better as it might be slowed down by the conditions.
Though that might make it harder to care for your already tired hedge.
I am sure someone will be able to suggest some.
But it might be good to know or identify what conifers you have.
I dont think there’s a simple way round it, I would have it out and start again.