Posted: 16/07/2015 at 16:30
Hi Fiona G, I have a similar problem with my nosey neighbour! Although we didn't have a hedge just a fence. I've trained up Pyracantha Fire Thorne, it's a good security shrub being thorny. It smells divine in spring with it's masses of tiny white flowers, then it gets berry's for the autumn / winter which the birds love. It can be trained so it's branches grow horizontal. It's also fast growing and you can keep it clipped back so it doesn't encroach into your space. Mine is growing on a shady fence so all in all I think it's a great all rounder.
some other ideas I had was for Pleached trees! Horn beam keeps its leaves, or how about planting up some bamboo's in tubs?