Posted: 27/06/2013 at 22:51
I can sympathise with you totally. Our neighbour is a nightmare when it comes to noise. He spent over two years doing his house up and had no consideration for disrupting our lives at very unsociable times, then had the audacity to say they didn't make any noise.
He constantly shouts instead of talking and raises the volume when he knows we are relaxing in the garden. Obnoxious is too tame a word to describe him. We call him foghorn leghorn.
I have read the posts on your thread and a lot of ideas have got me thinking, particularly the water feature.
He's just built a conservatory that overlooks into our kitchen, or it would have done if I hadn't acted first after his big gob told the street what his intentions were. I have bonsai shelves next to the fence and have put up conifers in pots on the top shelf, which more or less hides the windows on his conservatory. I will have to wait until they return from holiday to see if they drowned his dulcet tones out a bit.
It is a difficult situation and I sympathise totally. It's so tempting to retalliate and play them at their own game. I lost it a bit the other day and did shout and moan a bit at him. Okay it worked (and probably shocked him), but I felt bad that I resorted to this as its not in my nature to do so.
I hope you get something sorted so you can enjoy your lovely garden.