Planting to disguise very large fence
Nat4 Posts: 10
We have recently moved into a new build house with an extremely high wooden fence at the back of the garden (approx 8/9ft) which unfortunately dominates the appearance of the garden. The garden itself is not deep so we cannot have large borders etc. I would be extremely grateful for any economical ideas for disgusing/breaking up the appearance of the fence through planting etc. Many thanks
First question-who owns the fence?
We do, it backs onto a small area of no mans land 5ft deep between us and a road
That is good- you can attach structures to support climbers hang pots from with no trouble then.
Any preference on climbers?
I must admit that I am a bit of a novice. Do you have any suggestions for fast spreading colourful climbers?
Don't make the mistake of narrow borders. It will just make you feel more enclosed, go for dramatic effect, bold planting. There is loads about on how to design a small enclosed garden. But yes cover your fence with climbers , but also shrubs for birds and interest.
Research more before you commit to narrow borders. I'm trying to think where I have seen something - may get back t you when I have thunk
There are lots of clematis that flower at different times-there are some keen clematis growers on this forum-who may come up with some suggestions
You could grow some low growing plants at the base
You could get some wall baskets to attach to the fence and fill with spring/summer bedding to ring the changes at different times of year
I agree with Rosa, a narrow border will draw your eye to the fence. Making it wider will make you look away from the fence. If its a small area just leave yourself a good sitting/playing space and call the rest garden. And if the fence is that ghastly orange brown that so many are you can paint it.
In the sticks near Peterborough
Just had a thought-how much sun does the area get?-what direction does it face?
Also how big are we talking?