Nov 08, 2012 12:20 pm
Hi, I've just finished my landscaping - that is the structure, turf and garden beds and am now looking for plants etc.
My place is higher than one of my neighbours and I have built a garden bed along the fenceline but would like to put some trees along there that can extend higher than the fence line approximately 1.8m to give us and them some privacy.
any thoughts? Garden is black mulch adjacent to Sir William buffalo
Thanks in advance all...
Re: Trees or hedges along fence lines2
Nov 09, 2012 1:00 pm
There are lots of choices, it all depends on what look you're after. Many people go for the old Pittosporums (such as "Neighbours Begone"), or Photinias etc. But you can have flowers or fruit as well as privacy if you pick the right plants.
I have Feijoas along the back fence - lovely grey foliage, pretty flowers followed by fruit. You can use some of the evergreen magnolia varieties ("little gem" just to name one) for spectacular flowers, Murraya for perfumed small flowers, or even some citrus varieties.
Have a browse through this list for more ideas, or go check out what your local nursery has.
Re: Trees or hedges along fence lines3
Nov 25, 2012 7:30 am
I am going to go for clumping bamboo along my fence line http://www.redcloudbamboo.com.au/index.php/clumping-varieties/nepaleseblue.. unlike many peoples perceptions clumping isnt invasive and looks beautiful
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Re: Trees or hedges along fence lines4
Nov 25, 2012 10:01 am
Might I add - I was and still am - great mates with my neighbour from my last house. BUT - his habit of growing trees and creepers along the fence line drove me mad. They always came over onto my side and the trees actually dropped leaves into my gutters.
He always said - just cut them back - I don't mind. My idea was he should do the work - NOT ME !!!
I love gardens and trees etc - but this is anissue you need to think about. His creepers especially sent me mad as I had to fight them off my own plants and my trees.
I generally cut them back and left the rubbish on his side - something he didn't like too much - but as I was doing the work I didn't see why I should also have to get rid of the rubbish - from his plants.
As I said - we are great mates - but he couldn't see the issue. My point was we need to think about how what we plant might affect our neighbours place. Maybe talk to them first ...
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