By katepaterson, Jun 9 2014 10:55AM
Ivy screens are a fantastic product to disguise unsightly fencing, add more privacy and add another layer of security to your garden. I have used them both on a small scale and a large scale on several projects over the years and every client I have supplied them to has been amazed by the instant impact they make. The best part is that they can grow in the most inhospitable places with very little maintenance and within a year it more or less looks like a wall covered in ivy. In fact, days after planting, you see the leaves turn to the sun and within a few weeks they fill out and just blend in with the landscape.
One of the projects I have supplied these screens to was a large house that had a public footpath running along its entrance. Through the trees you could see straight into the large grounds and the effect on privacy was a big issue. Thin woodland bordered the garden but you could still see through. It was also densely shaded, dry most of the time but then prone to flooding occasionally in the winter. The client wanted instant height. We had used instant Holly hedging elsewhere but here I was concerned that Holly wouldn't work and grow sparse in the dense shade. We used the ivy screens and the instant privacy it gave and they way it just blended in was amazing. We set up some leakypipe to help it establish and that was all it took.
On a smaller scale we have used them to screen fences again the transformation is impressive.