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New fence has ruined my garden, please help!

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 23:17
Joe, the concrete post is the old fence line. The fence has not been fitted very well. Some of the wooden posts are already wobbly and no proper gravel boards have been used to hold all the soil back as there land is 2-3ft higher. We called builder today to complain but he basically said tough. We are seeking advice from planning dept at council. Thank you for your help and advice regarding plants. I'm going to start preparing the border this weekend while the rain holds off. got some shrubs half price but think ill wait to see what happens with fence before planting.

New fence has ruined my garden, please help!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 21:10
Busy-lizzie your right. Photo 4 is view from back bedroom and photo 8 is also taken from that room. I took the after photo few weeks ago so it does look slightly better in summer as I've got lots of poppies in the border. My old border had old conker trees and hedging and was very private. my neighbours have sold most their garden for the houses to be built. The old hedge did belong to me but the builders who erected the new fence have put it onto their boundary so they are now saying it belongs to them. Good job cause its wobbly already and it wont last 5 minutes. The houses are not finished yet so I need to get things done before the houses are sold as I think I'm more likely to get away with it. I have brought a few expanding trellis and have put them onto fence panels. I think it's a good idea to extend border and put shrubs at back. Can anyone recommend some tall growing shrubs?

New fence has ruined my garden, please help!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 10:54
Hi, I love my garden but it has been ruined by some new build houses which have been built next door. My original border has been ripped out and replaced by horrible fencing. I have planted one tree, 2 photinia red robins, lots of perrienial flowers and i have a few old honeysuckle and climbers but it still doesn't look nice. Do I make my border deeper and plant hedging at the back? Won't hedging take too much goodness out the soil to plant flowers in front? The land next door is higher so the high fence doesn't block the new build garage. You can see the before and after photos here. http://s1294.beta.photobucket.com/user/Laurenmcgi/library/Garden Any ideas will be great thank you.
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