Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:03
Phil, I feel for you - when we moved here the fences were covered with thick ivy
You've done your landlady a favour, heavy rain brought our fences down a few weeks after we'd moved in and the whole garden had to be refenced!
I suggest that if your landlady wants her property to have more privacy in the garden then she should get a builder to erect panels of trellis along the tops of the fences
and then you can plant clematis and honeysuckle etc, training them up and along the trellis.