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Do You Lack Privacy In Your Garden? Here are 7 plants to create a private garden

Creating privacy in your outdoor space is important for many homeowners, especially in a country like the UK where gardens are often overlooked by neighbouring properties. One effective way to achieve privacy in your garden is by choosing the right plants for screening. Here are 10 plants that are perfect for creating a secluded sanctuary in your outdoor space:

1. **Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)** -

Bamboo is a fast-growing plant that can create a dense screen in a short amount of time. It is best planted in containers or with barriers to prevent it from spreading uncontrollably.

2. **Yew (Taxus baccata)** -

Yew is a classic choice for creating a dense, evergreen hedge that provides both privacy and a beautiful backdrop for your garden.

3. **Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)** -

Cherry Laurel is a popular choice for privacy screening thanks to its dense foliage and fast growth rate.

4. **Beech (Fagus sylvatica)**

Beech trees are a great option for creating a tall, dense screen in your garden. They provide year-round privacy and beautiful coppery foliage in autumn.

5. **Holly (Ilex aquifolium)**

Holly is a versatile plant that can be grown as a hedge for privacy screening. Its spiky leaves act as a deterrent for intruders.

6. **Privet (Ligustrum)**

Privet is a fast-growing shrub that can be easily shaped into a dense hedge for privacy screening. It is best pruned regularly to maintain its shape.

7. **Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)**

Hornbeam is a deciduous tree that can be used to create a dense, tall screen in your garden. Its leaves turn a beautiful yellow in autumn.

When choosing plants for privacy screening, consider factors such as your garden's size, soil type, and light conditions. It's also important to regularly maintain and prune your plants to ensure they continue to provide the privacy you desire. With the right selection of plants, you can create a peaceful and secluded retreat in your outdoor space

Please get in touch should you require help with planting.

Jon Walldock

Hedge & Bloom Garden Maintenance


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