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Old Friday 12th March 2021, 08:08
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How to Hide a Horrible Fence!

I'm no expert, but I'm thinking the quickest and easiest way to hide the lower 4 feet (or more, up to say 8 feet) of this ugly fence at the side of a grassy area at the front of our house is to scatter a row of ornamental tall grass seeds. Which ones would do the job? Has anyone got any cheaper/faster solutions?
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Old Friday 12th March 2021, 12:32
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You might do better to plant climbing plants at the base so they grow on the fence and disguise it more. There are various ivy plants which will do the job or an evergreen clematis or honeysuckle. Plant them about 30cm away from the base of the fence so they can get moisture. Or you could try bamboo but make sure you don't go for one of the rampant varieties or it will take over the garden!
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Old Friday 12th March 2021, 13:01
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Thanks for that. I'd prefer to avoid anything that clings or needs a trellis. Bamboo would do I think. Are there any other easy evergreen grass options?
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Old Friday 12th March 2021, 23:47
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There is some information about ornamental grasses in this link which I hope is helpful.
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Old Saturday 13th March 2021, 14:11
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Thanks everyone, we went for something really cheap and quick to do - 10 laurel plants for 4 each, half an hour for me to plant them. We can scatter some wild flowers seeds for 5 as well!

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Old Saturday 13th March 2021, 22:23
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Well done! I hope they grow well for you.
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