9 September 2015

Canberra gardeners: advice needed

| CuriousCat
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Hey there, just wanting some advice on what to plant in my garden.

Firstly, I want to plant a hedge in an area that faces west. It’s shaded in the morning, gets hot sun in the afternoon (summer) and will sit between two giant oaks, which may provide some shelter. It’s fairly dry, sitting at the top of a slope, but I intend to put a dripper system along it. SO, my question is, what to plant?!

Second, along the side of my house, we have a 1.8m colourbond fence, south facing. Although it’s high, it doesn’t provide enough privacy into the garden. So, I’d like to grow something up it against it, and hopefully higher than the fence, that doesn’t take up too much space width wise.

The walkway is about 1.5 m wide and we need to keep about a metre wide walkway there. It catches the hot afternoon sun in summer, and is pretty shaded in winter. Again, can anyone recommend a plant to suit these conditions? Hopefully, something attractive, and not pittosporum.

Thanks in advance.

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