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Hi, I will be taking out these laurel bushes as the root space has proven to be too small and they aren’t surviving. I want to hide the fence with evergreen of some kind - what would work best to cover the fence and cope with the relatively small planting space for the roots? Anything really - I just prefer looking at plants/bushes/flowers than a fence! Thank you everyone. 


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    I think the honest answer is nothing except a vigorous weed.
    You just might get an annual climber to grow, nasturiums are tough and easy to grow and can climb if you have something to attach them to. 
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,416
    Is it open at the base of the planter? I assume they're planted in the ground as there's no 'back' to the planter.
  • Thanks both, yes straight in the ground - its sleepers laid down along the fence line and soil behind them 
  • With luck, you might get away with ivy, but I think you'll need to dig over the soil below to break it up and add plenty of organic material. 
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