At the far end of our garden on our side of a fence is a row of what I think might be Aucuba japonica, commonly called spotted laurel or Japanese laurels I think. The space they take up is approximately 30ft wide, 8ft high and about 5 or 6ft deep. They have been grown to form a hedge and to provide us with some privacy from the neighbouring properties. I don't want to loose them as they do provide the privacy that we would like, but I have to be honest in saying that I don't particularly like the look of them. The pictures are taken facing SE so they do receive quite a bit of sunshine once the sun rises above neighbouring houses in the morning.
My question is would it be possible to climb another plant through these shrubs? A clematis maybe, a rambling rose perhaps, something that flowers and gives me more interest during the summer months? If it was possible to ramble another plant through the hedge how does anybody think it might look? Would it look a mess? I haven't managed to find any internet images of anything similar to get any ideas?
Is this the right location for the rambling rose that I would love to grow? Any suggestions gratefully received.