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Privacy Screens

When removed somewhat from the house, climbing plants can fulfill the role of privacy protection, creating privacy 'screens.' This applies to: partitions of terraces, balcony railings, large climbing plant walls, pergolas, carportsrubbish containers/enclosures, and garden fences. Most of the time, climbing supports aren't necessary. By following the links in this section, you can delve into the respective themes and find climbing plants and trellis materials.

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Suitable Climbing Plants

Usually, densely planted annuals in pots or containers are enough for surprisingly effective visual protection against unwanted eyes, and at the same time, provide charm with their brightly-coloured flowers. Hops can be a considerable visual protection, even in 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)