Hi AllI am a complete gardening novice
I am a complete gardening novice, hope you might be able to help.
I have a stone wall (about six feet tall) with a trench in the wall about two feet wide, on top and to the rear of this wall there is a six foot fence.(total height is around 12 feet). I want to plant something that will "look after itself" and look nice all year round. Any ideas please?
Thanks for your replies, I thought it might take a lot longer. I will try to answer as fully as I can!
The fence is a panel one, no gaps it is a boundary fence, the houses opposite are on considerably higher ground but we are not overlooked.
Sorry don't know which way it faces, will find out! It is shade in the morning and sunny after lunch.
We live in about seven miles east of Manchester.
I will take a photo and upload. Thanks again.
Thanks for your reply. I am going to plant a tree in the ground and will look at the plants you suggested on-line.
Please could you advise me - Is it worth buying and planting them now or would it be better if I waited?
Thank you very much for taking the time to help.
Thanks, the patio does look a lot better now.
I hadn't thought about replacing the top panels, in fact I don't even know who or what is on the other side of them! We only moved in a few months ago. I will find out I also don't know the depth of trench in the wall. I'll have to get up and have a root around!
I like the idea of roses and evergreen climbers. Are there some roses that only need minimal attention? As I don't want to be constantly up a ladder!
If I stood facing the fence Manchester would be at the back of me.
Yes, I do like the bottom wall and would like a couple of trees perhaps to frame the bottom wall but would I have to get the over hanging tree branches removed? They do look nice but take the light.
- 11 Oct, 2011