WANTED: I need help, I need a super fast growing hedge?

mckjab1(6)January 3, 2007

question I need a super fast growing hedge if anyone knows of any I would appreciate it. we have a neighbor whom has decided that he likes to try to look into our windows. se stays about 10 from our fence but I would like to get some plants to get him to mind his own business. my kids don't feel comfortable anymore. can anyone give me some advise?

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muggsey(z4/5 MI)

Chinese elms- they grew over 6 foot in less then 2 years, are adaptable to any soil and conditions.
Sorry to hear of your plight. Good luck!

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 5:52AM
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Check the sex offender list for your neighborhood!

I have lots of privet
They grow fast and bushy

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 9:31AM
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How about shades in the windows? Quicker than waiting for a plant to grow!

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 5:00PM
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    Bookmark   January 4, 2007 at 3:31PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Oleanders don't appear to be hardy above zone 8...per Google.

I knew there was a reason why I wasn't growing them as they are so pretty.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2007 at 4:22PM
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I knew as soon as I seen this, that is was a neighbor issue, been there done that, I mentioned forsythia to you on another thread, but now that I see this I wanted to add that you ought to plant rose bushes in a row, the ones that have the largest thorns you can find, in case he tries to come any closer. we had a guy that lives diagonal from us that was standing outside of his door with a video camera, DH sees him while he was messing in the fridge (keep in mind we have a giant white pine tree, that is over our kitchen window) DH from the fridge, starts bobbing and weaving to try to see through the tree at this guy to see what he is doing and he jumped back in the house with the camera, now isn't that spooky?
I hate to keep the sun out of my house, but I really think mini blinds are the best thing invented, and they are inexpensive.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 11:30PM
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The first thing I'd do is call the police. This is against the law. Then I would plant something with thorns. What comes to mind is barberry or if he ever ventures into your yard and up to the window I'd plant pyracantha. It has the toughest and longest thorns I can think of. You could also invite his wife over to watch him peep into your windows. I'll bet he does it more when she's not home if he's married.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2007 at 6:32PM
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I have a row of REALLY SHARP-POINTY cacti...they don't grow so fast, but they do get everything that tries to come over the fences...

    Bookmark   January 16, 2007 at 7:33AM
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