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.