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catalanqueen

How fabulous! It will look beautiful when you've finished Tiago. Very nice

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Sonia

Acers are beautiful, but they do need a shady spot sheltered from the wind. They hate hot sun too. The wind and the sun will shrivel up the leaves. They are a woodland plant. I found the larger leaved varieties suffer more than the strappy leaved varieties like the Acer Palmatum dicectum varieties. The Fatsia japonica is a good grower that seems happier in shade but will still grow in sun. Ferns are woodland plants that also need shade. If that bed is in the shade then you should be fine.

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carolinejackson2a

If you use lower plants at the front corner and build up in height towards the rear corner it gives a better run, watch Alan Titchmarsh Love Your Garden aired 24th July 2018. To make a real impact paint the fence - use a paint sprayer about £50 from screwfix and it will spay Ducksback (or alike) quite happily. Use a white fence paint for massive impact - in America white is standard, or use Grey if you don’t fancy such brilliance. Yes white or any pale colour can go dirty but if you spray it with Wet and Forget then the algie doesn’t grow and it stays perfect. Paint the wooden planters in a contrasting colour ie grey against a white fence, white against a grey fence etc this will change it from “fatally new” to “designer.” Don’t forget to paint the concrete posts with the same fence paint so they simply blend away to enhance the look. Once painted plant some training plants over the edges to soften the look. Good luck it will be worth it in the end.

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