Landscape & Garden Design
Sep 04, 2018 9:18 am
Hi, hoping to get some advice here. I want to plant something to help screen a neighbours house. The garden bed is 9m by about 500mm, and is wedged between the boundary fence and the concrete slab that the pool is in. Pool is about 1m in from the garden bed. Given this is close to the boundary fence, whatever I plant will need to be deemed 'non-climbable'.
We're in the north-east of melbourne, in a fairly bushy area, so something native or that wouldn't look out of place amongst gum trees would be ideal. But the key requirements are:
3 - 5m high when mature
Minimal leaf litter
Here's a pic of the area. The creeper/climber has to go, as it's growing on a wire trellis which has foot holds, and is there-for non-compliant. I believe the trees are some form of dwarf lillypilly. They don't seem to have grown at all in the 12 months that we've been here, although we haven't given them any attention.
Re: Plant Selection for screening. Near pool, narrow bed3
Sep 04, 2018 11:12 am
Yes, I've definitely thought of Bamboo. I'm getting some conflicting information. A few sites I've read (which seem to have some authority) suggest never planting bamboo near a pool. Even clumping bamboo has invasive roots that can spread past what you expect, and start attacking pipes. Another issue I've read about (but not too clear on) is the amount of leaf litter. Thirdly, I think bamboo will look a little odd in this area.
However Bamboo is currently the front-runner. I'm trying to find alternatives at the moment.
Re: Plant Selection for screening. Near pool, narrow bed4
Sep 05, 2018 3:11 pm
Definitely not bamboo, not because they r invasive but the leaf litter will be your nightmare.
Go with syzygium (lillypilly). They will go up to about 4-5 metres, may take quite a few years to get to that height.
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