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Privacy Screens

When set apart somewhat from the house, facade greenery can also act as a privacy screen. This applies to terrace partitions, balcony railings, large climbing plant walls, pergolas, carportsshelters for rubbish containers, and garden fences. Often no additional climbing support is necessary. You can delve into the respective themes offered in the links, and also find your way to the various climbing plants and trellis materials.

Greenery as a Privacy Screen ~ 1900

Suitable Climbing Plants

Closely planted annuals in pots or containers are usually enough for surprisingly effective visual protection against unwanted eyes, providing, at the same time, much charm with their brightly-coloured flowers. Hops can provide considerable privacy, as early as mid-May. For particularly lush foliage and for quick greening, we recommend silver lace vine. The maintenance/pruning is, however, more laborious. This also applies to wisteria, though it grows more slowly at the beginning. Dutchman's pipe provides for especially dense greenery. Even grapevine and fruitless wild grapes are decorative. They provide lush foliage, however, earliest in late spring. For opaque surfaces all year round, ivy is the best choice, but other evergreen plants are also possible. The autumn foliage of many climbing plants is quite beautiful. 

wisteria on steel cables
House greening with wisteria
Carport with privacy-screen (ivy on metal cables)
Carport with privacy-screen (ivy on metal cables)