privacy screen HELP!
My lovely country/cottage garden style yard and porch has one major flaw. The junky view we see of our neighbor's porch. We can't sit on our porch and enjoy it without having a horrible view of a neighbor's junked up porch, as well as hot, full afternoon sun coming in as well. We really preferred to use a living privacy screen and opted to plant an evergreen shrub called cleyera, because it was supposed to grow tall quickly. Or so we thought. After a year, it has grown wider ever so slightly but not any taller. Our porch is about 3 and a half feet above the ground level, so any live screen is going to need to be a quick grower that gets at least 7-9 feet tall at maturity. HELP! I have posted a photo that shows our little cleyera and how tall it is next to our porch. Not nearly tall or wide enough yet to block the eyesore from next-door!