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This is my front garden, just moved here, and im looking for ideas, the fence i would like to heighten this for some privacy of th

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 This last pic, i am going to level out the rough part, slab it, get a bench, unless any other ideas? Want to have privacy as its quite busy road.

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 Thank you in advance xx Am in Scotland.

e road, but no idea what to do to it?

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  • When i say heighten sorry i mean, plants for privacy.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,992

    Do you mean plants shrubs along the fence for privacy? There are lots available, depends what you like. Would you prefer one sort of shrub as a hedge or a selection of different ones for more interest?

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Yes sorry i meant things along the fence for privacy, would like a variety of colour? The higher the plant the better. Does this mean after summer i will have no flowers once they die down in the winter?

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,992

    Yes, it does. Shrubs and tall perennial plants flower at different times of the year, eg delphiniums in early summer, heleniums in late summer. I think a selection of shrubs, some evergreen would give most privacy, but they wouldn't flower non stop either, they would give leaf colour and shape. Look up Photinia Red Robin, Choisya, Eleagnus, Euonymus, Ilex for evergreens. Weigela, Deutzia, Cotinus (purple), Hibiscus (the hardy sort), Philadelphus, Viburnum for deciduous flowering shrubs.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Ok off to look them up, thank you. and can i put them in now? Really appreciate  your help, as ive no idea what kind of plants there is lol.

  • Theres so many diff kinds of each, lol but they are lovely, i could mix all these in at fence? xx

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,125

    The first three that Busy-Lizzie suggested are good, they will give you height quite quickly. Don't forget Pyracanthus (can have either red, orange, or yellow berries in winter), or Cornus (Dogwood) which can have red, green, brown, black stems.

  • Thank you, off to google the ones you mentioned, got my pad and pen here at the ready, lol thank you much, would be lost without you guys, xx

  • Ohhhh love the cornus, lovely.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,992

    Pyracantha has sharp prickles, but the birds like the berries, has to be kept pruned to the size you want it, can grow into a monster!

    Dordogne and Norfolk
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