10 Oct 2017
Panels are the latest trend to come out on the scene in the last 2 years or so. Grown on sturdy wooden frames and in smaller sized pots the frames available now are a vast improvement on the frames of old.
Created with privacy, screening and smaller gardens in mind they are the answer to creating a living fence that is easy to maintain and will not take up much planting space leaving the bed areas free for more planting.
Frames are versatile and can be used to create a living screen to hide unsightly features, to create garden rooms in larger gardens and to clothe fences which some people find unattractive to look at.
The trend is toward plants that are evergreen and compact in growth so resulting in less maintenance and more privacy and are often used for screening in restaurant screening on streets in town centres.
Elaeagnus x ebbingei is an easy evergreen plant to maintain and needs the occasional prune and tying into the framework to maintain the shape. The added bonus of super scented flowers makes it a popular choice. Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Viveleg’ has short growth between the nodes resulting in compact growth and excellent coverage of the frame.
There are quite a few options and sizes available which we will introduce to you over the next few days