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Improving appearance of screen

The previous owners cut back some evergreen trees and left the stumps, Ivy has since grown up and some of the trees are still growing. There's some laurel in the gaps, any suggestions on how to improve the look? The screen is important as provides privacy (roof of neighbours can be seen behind). Any suggestions would be most welcome, I'm a beginner so will have to look up plant names.

Many thanks


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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,267
    Beauty, I suppose is in the eye of the beholder. It looks fine to me.

    In what way would you feel it could look better?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,547
    Looks fine to me as well. You could try growing a clematis or rose to give you some flowers part of the year but you may struggle to get them established if the soil is poor. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,334
    I agree it looks fine. 
    The ivy will cut down growth on the host, and as such, your need to prune it. 
    I bet birds  love nesting in there too.
    Devon.
  • MiztasMiztas Posts: 2
    Thank you for the advice and opinions on appearance, how often and when should Ivy be cut back without killing it?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,334
    I'd just let it do what it wants to do.
    Devon.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,267
    Me too. You’ll have dicky birds nesting in there in no time.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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