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Please suggest some top quality Fake Ivy etc

Hi all

I know this is a 'real' gardening forum but I have posted this in the 'Garden Design' section in the hope that somebody can assist.

We bought a house that had been neglected for a long time.  Unfortunately, the conifer trees had grown tall and outwards.  Outwards so much that it was impacting light into the lounge and onto the drive.  I had no choice but to cut them back and obviously I am now left with a wall of Brown (twigs and branches).  I need to buy something artificial that will cover this wall of Brown twigs and branches.  A friend suggested some 'telescopic' trellis (with attached Ivy) from the budget store Home Bargains but I have looked at the stuff and it looks a little cheap.  I am trying to create an artificial wall of Green, possibly the climbing ivy look.  So guys, what can you suggest? I know I can look online and find associated products but I'd be keen to hear from people who have bought items such as what I require.  I am not necessarily looking for cheap.  I am looking for quality artificial greenery.  As an aside to this a friend suggested I also plant some Clematis in pots and coax it to attach to the artificial greenery.  What are your opinions on this guys?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989
    Not wanting to be a party pooper, but I have doubts that you'll be able to find anything that can be fixed so that it will stand up to wind and weather. 

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

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 3,496
    Are you looking for a fairly long term solution or simply a quick fix ?  
    Long term ...if the hedge is completely dead would you be able to get it removed and then use a decent trellis and one of the large leafed Ivies ?  Gloire de Morengo is variegated and quite a fast grower if the soil is prepared adequately.
    I've not seen any artificial ivy  ( or any other plant come to that ) which looks half reasonable - various green balls as hangers or standards but nothing which would meet your needs as described.
  • @franksebem This is a trellis with laurel leaves wired to it. Laurel leaves plastic, Wood sticks and wire to bind together. It’s in what we call our garden room. It is protected from the rain with polyurethane sheet. As you can see I’ve put a few climbing plants in pots to soften the look. A relative has had his out for about two years but I don’t think it’s for long terms. Valerie 
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,268
    All plastic is horrible and bad for the environment.We did what you did when our next door person let their lelandii grow across our driveway , we just live with it dead and brown. Please don’t put plastic in your garden , grow a massive clematis up it or any other thing ,why not a real ivy ? 
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