Covering an ugly fence by a patio area
Hi, can anyone please suggest any ideas/plants for a formal planting hedge that will need to cover a 5 metre wide by 40cms depth border with a 2 metre high fence as backdrop by the side of the house. I was thinking of ligustrum or privet lollipop shrubs, as box is so expensive, with santolina or hebe balls filling the gaps. The border is facing south west but only gets a few hours of sunshine in the afternoon as it's shaded by the side of the house. my real dilemma is what is the best option for growing in only 40 cms depth of soil and hiding as much of the fence as well as keeping it low maintenance, hence not going for climbers.