Posted: 28/04/2013 at 08:16
Hiya Jem, a photo would be good , you will get more suggestions that way. Tall plants like sweet peas and sunflowers are a good idea , but as they are annuals they will only provide you with privacy for a few months at best. G G's suggestion of a raised bed is an excellent idea. The problem with perennial plants ( ivy, honeysuckle, clematis, etc) is that they take a few years to reach a decent height unless you have a very large wallet and can buy very mature plants. Perhaps a combination of climing perennials with climbing annuals is the way to go. The annuals will at least give you some privacy until the perennials get established. Or if you can afford it you could always offer to replace your neighbours fence. Hope you find a solution.