Plant based screen ideas?
I have a 17 metre walled banking at the top of my garden which is roughly 2 meters wide. Until recently conifers were the backdrop of the banking with a mixture of perennials and evergreens. The neighbour who's garden this backs on to cut the conifers right back to their trunks on my side.
Initially I was going to put a 17 x 2 metre feathered edge fence in front of the conifers to hide the shabbiness that has been left behind with bare trunks etc on display and then to use the new space that I have to plant some small trees (acers etc). However, given that the confers are still there I think it would be a struggle to get fence posts down due to the amount of roots.
I was wondering if anyone had some ideas for on what I could use to make a plant screen or another way to hide the base of the trunks. I was considering some tall grasses or many bamboos that would give the bed a backdrop and structure to then plant some small trees and cordylines etc in front of that, but behind the existing perennials which are at the front?
Thanks in advance!