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Hi, I wonder if anyone could advise me please.  I've recently moved and after removing the 15 or so huge conifers at the bottom of the garden would like something to replace and give some privacy back.  I was thinking something similar to the attached with a wider raised bed and some laurel trees to block the top windows of the houses.

We are on quite a slope, a 6 foot fence will screen the sheds and lower windows of the houses.  I then wanted something to screen the top without blocking all their light.

I'm wanting privacy as soon as possible and have seen 6 /7 foot laurel trees which in a raised planter wouod guve some screening quickly.  At around £250 - £300 each very expensive though and I don't want to waste money. 

Any thoughts appreciated as I'm a novice to gardening.  Many thanks 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,995

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • SoozJ22SoozJ22 Posts: 35
    Hi, I'm resurrecting this post with a hope of getting some further replies as not had any in the 'planting' section!

    I'm hoping for suggestions of trees to screen out the houses at the bottom, something evergreen, not too dense so as not to block all their light.  I've included a picture showing what the neighbours have which look nice but not evergreen. 

    Top area will be patio with raised beds around all edges. Middle grass football area and bottom trampoline / play area.

    The walls are over 6 feet high a it's so sloped so also need fencing on the bottom wall but I don't want the garden to just look like lots of fences! 

    SE facing, reasonable soil ie not clay.

    Thank you for any advice

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