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Can we build a fence tight to a hedge?

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 08:37

We think the hedge is on the boundary but will obviously be putting up the fence on our side of it anyway. The hedge would look much nicer but the neighbours have been maintaining it at that level to give them an open view of what is now our garden so it will be much easier to just fence behind it. The house is 50 years old and the solicitor didn’t flag up any restrictions when we bought it so I presume it’s just standard planning restrictions (maximum 2m fence height at rear). Will definitely investigate putting a gravel board at the bottom of each panel to prevent rot which will have the added benefit of raising the height to just shy of 2m. Then I’ll borrow a Labrador and see if it or my collie can find an escape route. It is truly amazing the knack they have in this respect - it took Charlie less than 5 minutes of exploring to find a tiny gap to wriggle through!.
Thanks so much for all your help and advice. It’s incredible how generous people are with time and knowledge on forums like this.
Cheers
Steve

Can we build a fence tight to a hedge?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 21:51

Thanks for the advice hypercharleyfarley.

Part of it is indeed to dog-proof (border-collie) the garden. The second consideration is privacy. The neighbours at the end windows look straight into our garden and they have been maintaining the hedge at a lowish level which suits them but not us. A fence on our side, 2 metres or slightly less, would sort out both issues and would also complete the current run of fence panels along the entire border.

Thanks again.

 

 

Can we build a fence tight to a hedge?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 19:43

Hi. We are moving into a new house and part of the largish garden is fenced with 6x6 panels and the remainder bordered with a lowish hedge made of, we think, beech.

My question is if we put up fence panels as tight as we can against the hedge will it continue to grow and seriously damage the fence?

Apologies if this is a stupid question but memories of photosynthesis from O level biology and 25 years of gardeners question time have not equipped me with the knowledge to make my own mind up.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Cheers

Steve

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Panel Fence against a Beech Hedge? 
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