Real World Gardener Best Fit Gardening and Hiding Boundary Fences in Design Elements

October 9th, 2015

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.

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Manettia bicolour
Senecio mikanoides

Talking with Garden Designer Peter Nixon from Paradisus


Last week we started a series on best fit planting for various scenarios in many people’s gardens.
Best fit planting means that your being careful with your selection of plant so that it actually lasts in that spot.

Unless of course you decide you don’t like it, but otherwise, if you choose for the conditions that it’s going to grow in, then your plant should thrive.
The first scenario was how to hide a boundary fence in a narrow passageway at one side of the house.
After all, if you’re looking out the window at that fence, it’s not that attractive.
Much better to have some sort of green plant giving off a sense of peace and tranquillity than a brown either paling or Colourbond fence.

Stephanotis floribunda

Peter mentioned Senecio mikanoides and Manettia bicolour as two possible climbing plants for the narrow passageway.
Other climbing plant suggestions apart from the Meuhlenbeckia, are Star Jasmine, Hoya carnosa, Mandevilla Aloha series and Pandorea Snow Bells and Stephanotis floribunda.
These are all evergreen and should fit that narrow passageway as well.
If you have any questions about hiding the boundary fence or have a suggestion why not write in or email me

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