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Has anyone ideas on how I can get some privacy from plants in pots?.  Where we live we have a gravelled driveway which is bordered by a small  approx 1m3 high and 2 m3 long  People can see over this into our main living area and I wondered if anyone has ay idea on what plants I can use in pots to give some form of privacy - I don't want to dig into the gravel and plant hence suggestions for potted plants. I had wondered about bamboo in large pots but not sure     FYI it would be West facing.


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Small what  fence or wall or hedge?
    Please post a photo to help get an idea of the area
  • Apologies   Its a small wall  To the right is am old hedge approx 60 ft long    white 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,044
    seems a shame to block the view
  • Hostafan1 said:
    seems a shame to block the view
    Agree   Just want something that isn't going to be too high but can give us some privacy   We are lucky to have fields views at the side and rear of the property too as live in a rural area 
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Do you get a lot of walkers past your property or mostly cars?
    Bamboo can be used it big planters but would be so out of keeping with your surroundings.
    In the long run it will be cheaper and easier to maintain a shrub or two planted in the ground as you do need something around 6ft but sort of see through like a buddlia or forsythia, maybe Pyracantha trained along the wall and on wires above. just to break up sight lines in the 30 seconds it takes someone to walk past, can't think of any large shrub that would grow this big in a pot and none will give instant privacy.
  • We get mainly cars and farm vehicles going past the house the odd dog walker    A buddlia  sounds like a good idea   It will also encourage the butterflies  Thanks for the idea  
  • Arthur1Arthur1 Posts: 538
    Molina, purple Moor grass, is tall and elegant and would provide a see through screen.
  • Agreed. Grasses would also bring the background in. I'd personally just dig some small holes through the gravel and plant.
  • Thanks for the suggestions  Im going to investigate grasses on my next visit to a garden centre  
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