Hello everyone. My mum wants to try to hide a trampoline in next-door's garden so we're trying to think of a suitable plant to put into her border. She wants something evergreen (it'll need to reach about 6ft eventually to hide the trampoline), preferably pale green leaves rather than dark green so it lightens things up. The problem is the soil is saturated in that border for some reason but dries out completely over the summer. She's just lost a photinia which she thinks was too wet at the roots. We think this is because next door have paved over their side of the garden and the rainwater is running off into my mum's garden but that's just the way things are. The border is only about 2ft deep. She's happy to put the plant in a very large pot on top of the soil if that helps to keep it away from the wet soil below. Any suggestions anyone? Many thanks. turmeric
I also wouldn’t discount deciduous shrubs, these are usually faster growing than evergreens and even if they drop their leaves some can still be dense enough to act as screening.
East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
Children soon get fed up of outgrow toys.
By the time the shrubs have grown to a useful height the trampoline probably won't be an issue.
Balgay.Hill, beautiful suggestion but it would really struggle with the in the summer when the rain run-off disappears and the soil drys out completely unless she keeps watering constantly. Gorgeous plant though, thank you.
Thank you to everyone for their thoughts and suggestions. Have a great Sunday.