This newly built pool was surrounded by a scruffy and leggy Privet hedge which we took out. Golden bamboo to the rescue here. The powerful golden canes contrast with the blue of the pool and we planted some dark green ivy behind to eventually cover the fence. Designing with bamboo needs to be done carefully. I have seen it in the middle of an English Cottage Garden and the whole garden is then often dominated by the bamboo’s exotic tone. However in a contemporary garden it can be the perfect choice giving screening and constant delicate movement.