As the population increases and neighbours seem to be getting too close for comfort garden screens are becoming increasingly popular. They can make your garden a little more private allowing you to relax and enjoy the tranquillity, escaping from the busyness of everyday life.
There are many different options available to choose from:
As long as the shrubs are planted close enough and they can grow well together, they can form an informal hedge or a just a selection of more than one species randomly planted. Some options are pittosporum, hibiscus, hop bushes and grevilleas.
They can be created from a multitude of plants including conifers, gardenias, murrayas and even agonis. However, if low maintenance is what you want steer clear of hedges as screenings.
Very popular choice and in the right setting it can easily make a beautiful hideaway and blend in with your garden design.
Climbers and creepers
If you choose a fence or wall as a screen then covering them with a creeping plant or a climber can make it look much more attractive. You may also find that rather than building a fence or a wall you could erect some trellising that will allow a creeper to cover it.