Since a few weeks I am the happy owner of a new garden. Everyone advises to look at the garden for a year before you change everything. So that does require some patience. But that does not take away from the fact that it is great to start making plans. My first wish is for more privacy through hedges and espaliers next to or on the garden fence.

Green partition
There are plenty of options to create a green fence. Evergreen hedges, espaliers, climbers or bamboo. Plenty of choice! But when it comes to your own garden, the wish list grows steadily. I would like to have green borders on all three sides of my garden. And tall ones at the back to prevent people from looking in. I have already received some tips from friends and colleagues:

– Portuguese cherry laurel (Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustofolia’, ‘Caucasica’ or ‘Novita’) an evergreen shrub
– Pin oak (Quercus palustris) in espalier form
– Beech (Fagus orientalis ‘Iskander’) in an espaliered form
– Bamboo hedge
– Ready-made climbing hedges of 220 cm high
– (Evergreen) climbers against a pergola construction
– Holm oak (Quercus ilex), in espalier form, evergreen
– Other evergreen espaliers, like Photinia fraseri ‘Red Robin

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