Covering lattice part of fence.

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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LucyxxLucyxx Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
Hi all, I have just had a new fence put in at the end of the garden and I hate it!

I went for the type that has the wavy bit of lattice at the top, measured it etc but hadn't taken into account the wavy lattice part would go quite as low as it does in some places. Completely my fault and I am so disappointed in myself! The house next to it has three windows along this fence less than a metre away from it and now all privacy has gone (the garden is small and you can see right into our house, not so much us into theirs as it is higher) and I am searching for the best ideas to cover the lattice but to not look terrible.

So far I have came up with -

- Privacy screen mesh stapled all along, the best I have seen is 95% privacy.
- Cutting that bamboo log roll stuff to size and somehow attaching it
- Fake buxus bush tiles somehow attached and pushed through but that would have the ugly back of it on the neighbours side although I think would look kind of cool on ours.
- Growing a plant along it.

Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas? If I grew a plant along it, could I somehow train it to just cover the lattice and be really neat? The soil is also crummy down that end of the garden too and ideally it will be something I can do quickly before the new people move into that house in a matter of weeks & I am fed up of living with our curtains drawn so they can't see in!

Thank you in advance!

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  • edited 25 April 2017 at 9:10PM
    I_have_spokenI_have_spoken
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    edited 25 April 2017 at 9:10PM
    Like this ?

    There's a number of 'thug' fast-growing creepers like russian vine, boston ivy, clematis montana etc. would would fill-in the trellis in two seasons although some are deciduous.

    In the meantime, net-curtains would be your best bet!

    1800mm-horizontal-weave-trellis-wavey-pressure-treated-panel.jpg
  • LucyxxLucyxx Forumite
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    Thank you! Yes that is exactly the fence! I will google the names of those plants! I even considered bulk buying a load of artificial ivy vines from China to weave through it all at one stage.

    It wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have big patio doors on the wall facing it. Most of the fence had been blown down for quite some time but we needed to replace it on request of the new buyer for their house and now I've ended up with less privacy than when we had two panels down. I'm so annoyed at myself!
  • andymandyandymandy Forumite
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    You could try using hanging baskets on the posts. I grew nasturtiums in mine last year and they creep long the trellis. Good for using in salads also. I think Russian Vine is a bit of a pain as it grow too fast and can wreck your trellis.
  • LucyxxLucyxx Forumite
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    andymandy wrote: »
    You could try using hanging baskets on the posts. I grew nasturtiums in mine last year and they creep long the trellis. Good for using in salads also. I think Russian Vine is a bit of a pain as it grow too fast and can wreck your trellis.

    Funny you should say that I bought two half baskets on a cast iron frame for the posts! I'll have a look at nasturtiums too, I was looking at one of the jasmines earlier but then back at artificial stuff. I just don't know what to do for the best!
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