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There are two things that I am fond of, Greenery and Natural Privacy.
I always wanted some privacy around the perimiter of my house.
Why not get them both at once?

So there goes my MR.BRAIN for some hunt.
And I have an Idea......

(EDIT- 18 Month update is posted in last step)
 
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Step 1: Talent hunt

One main problem that I identified was lack of space. 
I did not want any plants on my ground. The garden was lush and it was not feasible to dedicate any real-estate for the hedge.

MR BRAIN??

Yes it was possible!
I had a thick wall for the perimeter itself, giving me a platform 12 inches wide exactly where i needed (the compound itself) and it ran all around my house.
Next Issue was choosing the plant that will do fine with just 9 to 12 inches of space and still grow tall and lush.
Fortunately, God has given us so many handsome choices, and I did not need time to Select one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo

http://www.bambootech.org/subsubtop.asp?subsubid=77&subid=22&sname=BAMBOO&subname=SPECIES

I went for what is called as "Bambusa Tulda" the native Indian bamboo.
http://www.bambootech.org/tslink.asp?subsubid=77&subid=22&sname=BAMBOO&subname=SPECIES&lid=212

This is a well behaved and evergreen Bamboo and most suitable for my use

Did you know that, It was actually the first plant to re-green after the atomic blast in Hiroshima in 1945?
read more here- 
http://www.lewisbamboo.com/bamboofacts.html
Sandyboy2 years ago
Very nice stuff bhvm. Thanks for sharing.
bhvm (author)  Sandyboy2 years ago
You're welcome, Stay tuned for more!
sjptak2 years ago
If I'm not mistaken, this is the same stuff that is causing havoc in Florida. They have a Bamboo from Japan that is wreaking havoc on the local fauna. They say it may even been worse than the kudzu in Georgia.

Be awfully careful before trying something like this. You may end up regretting it.
bhvm (author)  sjptak2 years ago
Being Contained, It's nothing more than a humble being.
And it all depends upon the environment. With the sweltering heat here in India, Bamboo is hardly troublesome, even when planted in Soil.
sjptak bhvm2 years ago
I didn't realize you are in India. What works there may be dangerous to our environment here. I do like the idea of using that space for planting, though.
bhvm (author)  sjptak2 years ago
There are soo many choices upfront, Please consult your local nursery or Enviroment agency for a recommendation on what would be best for you.
I am with Various species of bamboos over many years, and I know very well how they are.
This thing has amazing zest for life. I have seen Poisoned bamboos coming back green just in 15 days. Now thats some spirit!
Nice! That is a very smart idea, and a good use of space too. :D