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imageimageI have just been planting up 6 boxes in total on my walls in my back yard I wanted to use this method rather than putting up a fence

i have used goldcrest wilma and hebe bushes and rose bushes aswell as various bulbs and grasses thinking that the good rest can be pruned into a hedge  will this work or will I have to transfer into pots at some stage and if so what should I plant instead I have done this for privacy

Last edited: 12 February 2017 11:35:54

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  • You may find that the cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' will grow too big, and may suffer from drought, so you've set yourself a task there. In theory it's all fine, but roses, too, love loads of food and water in the growing season.

    H-C

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,358

    MAYBE YOU COULD INSTALL ONE OF THOSE DRIP FEED WATERING SYSTEMS?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    I managed to keep a Cupressus macrocarpa Goldcrest in an 18" x 18" container for around 5 years before it started to suffer.  With the amount of watering you'd have to do I can't imagine the timber would last too long either.  

    Are you able to attach posts/batons with trellising to the wall and grow climbers in the ground or larger containers kept on the ground?       

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