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Neighbours fence falling down

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 14:49

Just wanted to say thanks to Dave - I got the camouflage netting up yesterday and you can't tell it is there and best of all I can't see that horrible old fence anymore.  Brilliant!

Neighbours fence falling down

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 14:24

Thanks for all these replies!  I didn't know you could get winter flowering clematis.  There is a bit of ivy lurking about there so I might encourage up my trellis as well as the camouflage stuff.  Unfortunately for me I have 12 fence panels which belong to me as I am the last house before the corner so have other neighbours gardens backing on to my side and have to maintain and replace them as and when myself.  I am afraid I am not going to offer - especially as when these people with the falling down fence first moved in many years ago my ex and my next door neighbour put the fence up for them and also as can't really afford any extra expense.  They never bothered to maintain it on their side and now it has blown apart in the gales we had last year.  So I think the best thing to do is cover it up. 

Neighbours fence falling down

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 11:32

What a brilliant idea!  I am going to order some today!



Neighbours fence falling down

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 10:47


I am looking for inspiration.  My garden backs onto two other gardens at the bottom and one owner has let his fence almost completely fall down.  I have a trellis which is fixed in my land and not touching his fence at all so that I can grow climbers on it but his fence is so bad that I can see right through into his garden and vice versa.  Does anyone have any ideas of some sort of mesh or something I could put over the back of my trellis to block the gap.  The plants are not doing the trick and everything I try and plant there dies off.  I have honeysuckle which has grown up and over an arch I put in front of it so it is great at hiding over the top of the fence but the sides are very visible.   He clearly isn't going to replace it as he was painting his side a few weeks ago.  I can't afford to pay half with him as I have 12 fence panels of my own. 

Thanks in anticipation!

Can you identify these plants in my garden?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 10:58

I may be completely wrong but plant A looks very much like the oregano I have in my garden to me.  Does it have purple/pink flowers in the summer? 

Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:49

The reason we had the hedge originally was before we had a greenhouse and there had been an old apple tree in the garden behind mine which blew down in some strong winds.  Then my garden was completely overlooked hence the leylandii.  Now there are some sort of things that look like bamboo canes at the bottom of there garden so it isn't that overlooked anymore.  Its just me trying to get used to looking at a plain fence I suppose!  Having said that I do have some honeysuckle which I could encourage to go that way and I will certainly look up those plants you suggest.  Thanks. 

ps. I love the comments about Wisteria - I take it you are not a fan?

Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:04

You have got a point.  It would be very nice to not have to worry about cutting it back all the time.  At least I have the winter to get used to it.

Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:24

Thank you all for the ideas.

The gap between the fence and the greenhouse is about 3 foot so I am quite keen to make sure I don't let anything creep in again.  I must admit that it is a lot lighter around there.  I didn't realise how dark those leylanii had made the area and they were only about 9' high.

Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 15:49

I have just had 4 leylanddis cut down at the bottom of my garden - I did feel guilty but as they had grown quite wide there was a narrow gap between them and my greenhouse and I no longer felt safe climbing a ladder and balancing over glass with a hedge trimmer.  However I would like to plant some sort of evergreen hedging which doesn't grow out too wide and that I can keep at a height of 8 foot.  Please could I have some suggestions.  I really don't like that shrub that a lot of people have in their front gardens as hedging and it smells really horrible as you pass it especially in summer and at this time of the year.  I don't know what it is called but I'm sure you will know the one I mean.  Anything else fast growing would be good.  The fence it is screening is not mine so I don't want to attach anything to it.  I did have blackbirds nesting in the leylanddi so would like to keep the birds in my garden.



Apple Trees - Hopeless Cases?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 15:43

Thanks.  What I don't understand though is if the Bramley fruits on the tip how can you prune it?  Doesn't the branch just get longer and longer? Sorry to be so obtuse but I am not very logical on these things.

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