Tina - it's not so much the fence that's the problem as I can grow lots of stuff on it- it's the ef#*%g colour...orange. No offence to anyone who likes it but I just don't!
Brum when we went to look at houses a few years back we viewed one that an older man was selling. His garden was beautiful (too overlooked for us) and his pride and joy was his purple Acer. He was obviously thrilled when I commented on it and I felt really bad about not buying the house! The house we did buy had an established purple Acer near the entrance and the location was all wrong for it but I didn't move it as I reckoned it would probably kill it. Shame really as it wasn't growing to its best and I couldn't do much about the area round it although, had I stayed there , I would probably have got some more planting round it to give it some more protection.