Posted: 25/01/2017 at 12:47
It's not a disaster. It's a planting opportunity.
You will have to ask permission but a simple solution would be to to screw vine eys on the vertical fence posts at 12"/30cms intervals and at teh same height all along and then stretch and taighten (special fixings available) green or aluminium coloured wire along the fence. This then provides support for climbers.
There's space for a lovely big rambling rose or 3 to provide colour and perfume for several months if you go with plants like Malvern Hills, Lady of the Lake, Snowgoose all from David Austin but other rose growers probably have some to offer too. Just make sure they're repeat flowering.
Climbing roses would be good too - all sorts of colours and perfumes and sizes available but agian, make sure they repeat for extra interest.
Honeysuckles will quickly cover the space and can provide creamy yellow flowers, pinky purple and also coral depending on variety chosen. Certain clematis will grow rapidly over a few seasons to cover the fence and give a glorious display of colour for 3 months or more if you choose well. I would suggest Etoile Violette as very good doer but there are many more colours available.
If yo do go for roses or clems, prepare teh soil well with plenty of good slow release feed and a top up feed every spring. Keep well watered in their first season and be patient. They may well want to concentrate on root growth first. I find both take a couple of seasons to establish before they take off. Go for group 3 clematis as they have the easiest pruning régime and won't go mad like a montana..