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Our garden boundary, what are my rights?
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If they complain, then it's a matt black fence... Kiddingish.
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Say to neighbour "hi neighbour, gawd can you believe it's been a year?! Anyway I'm getting the garden into line come the Spring but I don't know what to do about the privacy - you know, with your window being right there....." and see if they fill in the silence..... With a bit of luck they might say "gawd we're never in there so it doesn't matter. Throw a big fence up for all I care." Or mention that you're thinking of putting a tall trellis there to grow some roses up. They might say "urgh roses are so old fashioned, would you not plant honeysuckle, I love the smell of honeysuckle".
Then before the ink's dry run out and buy aforementioned trellis and a lovely thick fragrant honeysuckle
You've gotta be a friend to get a friend.
Can't thank you enough for all your replies! Below photo is where we're at today! My plan is to extend the rockery wall round and then along and plant bamboo.
I have approached the neighbours and told them my plans/thoughts. They said that was fine, infact they said it was good because it gets very hot in there and my planting will provide them a bit of shade. I asked them what they thought of it and they said they like it cause its great for their dogs (they have 3 golden doodles). But then after about 10 minutes, the wife of the couple came back out and asked would she still be able to open the windows. I replied yes but in reality I want the bamboo to grow taller than the windows! But she should still be able to open them anyway. They were obviously discussing it indoors!
So, I've been doing lots of reading about bamboo and it would be the clumping variety I'd need to plant as the running kind can wreck havoc. I would have done a wooden planter but when we removed all the soil away, the foundations are very bumpy with bits sticking out that it wouldn't have sat flush and the area of all would still be visible and looks a bit unsightly as you can see.
I should be ok planting direct into the ground?
Put layer of gravel in trough and plant up with screening plants.
To finish off create a wooden framework in front of planter similar to fence and paint both the same.
If at a later date anything changes easy enough to rearrange.
I would think the roots would seek out water through the drain holes, but the plant uses rhizomes to spread the plant, hence it would be easier to manage in a container, albeit a large one.
Would Pampas grass appeal as a screening plant ?