Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:24
Eila we don't have the option to render or paint - neighbour has specifically said no to that.
Raisingirl - the exisiting "hedge" currently comprises holly, abelia, viburnum bodnantense, and escallonia, a large shrub rose (sweet Juluet) more holly and philadelphus all about six feet tall. There will be just a small section where the wall will be very visible and that is where I intend to put cotoneaster, or possibly pyracantha. I think we will be able to conceal the offending wall OK. I'm just amazed that anybody can want to hide all that - but then what do I know? Some of us like shrubs, scent and birds and others prefer high walls and no plants. We are all individuals.
meanwhile OH is so upset by neighbours rude response that he is considering a very naturalistic boundary to replace the existing hedge at the front which the neighbour also wants removed. We have several large sections of hollow tree and OH has decided to treat them and set them in concrete as our boundary between the two houses at the front. These can then be planted with something colourful! I wonder what his comment will be when he sees that? Perhaps he'll build another wall adjacent to it so that he doesn't have to look at growing things.
Thank goodness we have really nice neighbours on the other side.
Many thanks for your concern - much appreciated.