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Old house new garden help with privacy

Posted by Clarden Zone 5 (My Page) on
Fri, May 10, 13 at 9:54

The last couple years have been spent building stuff. We dug out the backyard and moved the soil up to make a second level. Found and placed old bluestone to make the patio and built a sitting wall / beds using old bricks we had stock pilled. After adding a new section of fence to close it all up were hoping to plant!

Were hoping for something that grows tall and gives privacy without taking up to much width. Any Ideas?

Here is a pic of the left side.


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RE: Old house new garden help with privacy

Here is a pic looking along the back. The neighbor put in lattice last year. The one section of fencing facing back in towards the yard is a spare temporarily here to keep it straight for a gate latter.


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Pic looking along the right side. We added this section of fence last year to close in the yard. But need some serious screening.


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Amazing job on the hardscape! I LOVE the patio and the low, curved brick wall! Which way is which (north, south, etc...?)


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Bamboo? I haven't got a clue re whether it grows in your zone, but it is tall, and it's not all that wide. I think your arrangement would control running bamboo, but, if not, something like Fargesia (clumping) might work.

Again, no clue about your zone, but what about clematis on a tall-ish trellis? Grapes? Wisteria?


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Thanks purpleinopp! I should find pictures of what we started with. We dug up all that to level the back part then put in the bluestone and brick sitting wall (all craigslist finds). Eventually I'd like to cap the higher parts of the sitting wall bluestone as well. Sorry for the delayed response.


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RE: Old house new garden help with privacy

Thanks purpleinopp! I should find pictures of what we started with. We dug up all that to level the back part then put in the bluestone and brick sitting wall (all craigslist finds). Eventually I'd like to cap the higher parts of the sitting wall bluestone as well. Sorry for the delayed response.


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Surf girl I'm liking the bamboo idea. I'll see if my other goes for it, thanks!


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Purpleinopp south is towards the fence in back.


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Purpleinopp south is towards the fence in back.


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