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Screen fencing

Mid Glamorgan, United Kingdom Gb

I need to cover a wire mesh fence for privacy to about 4-5ft. high . The land is shaded by large conifers so I can't plant. Which is the best (i.e. least maintenance) screen fencing ?



An evergreen would be best, Pyracantha's are pretty self sufficient. They are also fast grower's. You would only need to trim it once a year to the height you want it to grow and stay at. Side shoots will need trimming after flowering but before the berries appear. It also has thorns so will protect your land. It is also ideal for shade, but all new plants need lots of water in their first year til they are established anyway. Wildlife love this plant, so it'll also be an interesting screen.

7 May, 2009


If you don't want to plant the site has reed screening, thatch screening and willow screening.

If you copy and paste the link below into your browser it should give you the right web page. have a sale on some of the reed ones at the moment - if you put this into Google you should find the site.

A lot of garden centres sell these as well. I have seen them at various heights but they come commonly in 1.5 metres which would be the approximate height you are looking for ( 1.5 metres is 4 feet 11 inches).

I have the reed screening and it does get scruffy after a while. I think it still covers up the fence well though. I was going to put some varnish on mine but haven't got around to it yet so cannot give any feedback .


7 May, 2009


Hi, Yes I needed instant screening couple of years ago and the cheapest I found was the brush screening - got mine from Instore. Much cheaper than gardencentre price.
With wire fence assume you would have to tie it on but should work well.

7 May, 2009

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