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It's not a dwarf variety Andrew.
Good idea Bob, but OP wants to grow something up the fence for privacy.
As the OP was in April 14, I think Davelads long gone.
I wouldn't advise growing anything in a few inches of soil and so close to the fence, but how about getting some big troughs or pots, choice is yours then. Depending on whether it's sunny or shady of course.
I have some like that, it's just how they are, have yours got a stripey leaf, they are meant to be very small. It's not a problem if you have that type.
I don't pinch the tops out of mine until they are in the ground, well grown, fruiting and are about 4' tall.
I didn't find they worked either
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If it were mine I would say wait until it starts budding, but I think Verdun will come along and say 'off with its head now'