Advice on evergreen screening plant for dry area - thank you !
Hi there - I hope you're all well and had a lovely Xmas. We live in South London / Kent area and need advice about an evergreen hedge/screening plant to plant in our garden. This is a dry area as our neighbours have huge leyandi trees near by which create a 'rain shadow' on this flowerbed. It would be a lovely south facing spot but unfortunately the leyandi trees dry out the soil and block the rain. Please can you suggest something for us to plant here as an evergreen screening plant / hedge - preferably something fairly quick growing. Unfortunately we have spent quite a lot on some thujia plicata for this area which haven't been able to tolerate the dry conditions so we need to take them out and replace them with something else. Thank you so much for any advice (pruning the leyandi is not an option unfortunately!) Best wishes.