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Hedging

I'd like to plant a hedge, that's ideally quick growing and preferably evergreen to give privacy from houses built behind us. 
I've recently removed huge clumps of out of control bamboo planted by previous owners and they've left quite a gap!! 
Any advice is gratefully received.

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    edited March 2021
    Oh if only I had a pound for every ' quick growing, evergreen for privacy,!
    Many will point out that quick growing does not stop at a certain height, think Leylandi.
    Nothing is quick all will take 2 years or more.
    Buying in already tall plants is expensive and need far more TCL to keep them alive and still will take a fair amount of time to settle in and grow.
    Have you thought of a tree or 2, even the branches of deciduous trees break up sight lines.  
  • brackenbracken South West EnglandPosts: 91
    Euonymus can make a nice hedge and is reasonably quick growing plus its evergreen.
  • WibbleWibble Posts: 89
    Griselinea might suit. Not sure what their growth rate is like from young, but my established hedge will put on a foot of growth in a season, even with trimming the top to keep it dense. Apparently they are considered not fully hardy, but  popular round here - cold and windy location- and I’ve never seen one that looks like it’s suffering.

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