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Fast growing plants for screening neighboroughing property

Looking for fast growing hardy plants/trees/climbers that can survive a fairly exposed elevated garden in Scotland. Looking to screen off a property which now overlooks as result of their new extension. 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,260
    We'd need more info. Aspect, size of the space, what else is there, general location etc- ie east or west, and roughly how far north/south. Weather/climate in Scotland varies enormously   :)

    Bear in mind that anything fast growing, doesn't just stop at a convenient size.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 7,905
    ... and a little info about soil type (clay, sand, acid, alkaline, dry, very wet etc).
    A photo showing the problem would be very helpful so we can see exactly what you want to screen and how it impacts your property etc
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • Oh thanks you helpful garden elves…will get more details over!
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 4,334
    As @Fairygirl says plants that grow fast are good at first but then you can spend years trying to keep them under control. This won't be a quick fix if you want a good result.

    Biophilia.  A desire or tendancy to commune with nature
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