Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:09
I would go for some nice Eucalyptus. They grow fast, are evergreen and smell delightful.
But you'll spend much less time in the garden over the winter, so being overlooked won't be such an issue
Most houses have some other houses facing onto them, so it is less about the garden and more about your house being overlooked. I have 1 house that overlooks mine and their kitchen window, although a good distance away looks into mine and I can see them, esp in winter when lights are on. I have planted a forest of Bamboo to filter them out.