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Hiding unsightly decking edge

theclawtheclaw Posts: 2

Just moved into first house with garden. Has a deck that is rasised approx 50cm high (up to 1m in places) edged with trellis. Rather ugly looking, so need to cover it with a sideways spreading plant . Spread that needs to be covered is approx 4m. South facing that gets the sun on it all day and good fertile soil. Something scented would be good. Any ideas?

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  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Horizontal Juniper? Though it is rather dense, but maybe that is what you want, photos would be useful.image

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Not perfumed but would do the job Cotoneaster horizontalis.

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ... I think I would plant 3 of Ceanothus 'Blue Mound' about 4 foot apart, that should cover the area required...

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349

    Any colour preferences? What do you have next to the deck- paths, lawn, other planting or beds? Cotoneaster's a good shout especially as they are great for bees, but there will be loads of choices if you can give us as much info as you can image

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


  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    ...and photosimage

  • theclawtheclaw Posts: 2

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     Thanks for the replies so far.

     

    Pic 1 is what needs to be covered and pic 2 is the amount that needs to be covered. Grass is infront atm (and yes, i know it really needs a good mow!), but was planning on removing the turf to create a border about 75cm wide and growing lavender infront of it to get the bees.

     

    Fancied something that would grow along the trellis to mask it.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    If you grow lavender where you are going to be eating meals on summer days, you may find the bees a little intrusive.image

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