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Fast growing evergreen plants


By Kornos

Surrey, United Kingdom Gb

Our back garden backs onto a small wood-and recently a volunteer group has clear away undergrowth from behind our fences. Many of the neighbours preferred to have growth behind as a deterrent to burglars etc. Now it looks very exposed. Has anyone any suggestions for seeds that can be thrown over for quick growth to form a shield?Evergreen if possible.



Don't know about seeds but you could plant a few berberis shrubs behind the fence. Quick growning with spiny leaves.
I agree that you can go too far with tidying undergrowth. In your case it was useful as an intruder deterent and would have been a haven for wildlife. Some of these volunteer groups are well meaning but don'y give enough thought to their project.

20 Feb, 2009


Another thing to plant (for this summer cover) are jerusalem artichokes! I have used these as summer windshields. They could be grown in with the above suggestion of berberis shrubs.
Shame - bet you DO feel exposed.

20 Feb, 2009


Buddleia too is a quick grower and tends to seed itself

20 Feb, 2009


Or try a pyracantha hedge - you'd have to wear armour to get through that!

21 Feb, 2009

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