I am currently doing up my garden and it's a bit of a project. I have a
pretty pathetic excuse for a fence separating my garden from my
neighbours on the right and altho I get on with them , I would like
something a bit more...
My husband, last year, cut down 9 Leylandi trees on the right and we
currently have just the stumps left. A quote to remove the stumps and
roots has come in pretty pricey, so we decided to just cut them as low
as poss and maybe utilise a couple by nailing some rustic wood between
two to make a bench for the children.
However, I had a guy round tonight to quote me to erect a 6' fence down
the right hand side of the garden. Upon inspection he has told me that
he thinks it will be very difficult to put in the posts due to the roots
from the trees and that we should try to remove the roots... which we
wanted to avoid doing, argghhhh!
So I'm wondering, would it be best to have some kind of hedge instead of
a wooden fence (we have a hedge on the left)? And this leads me to some
Which type of hedge is best for boundaries?
How long would it take to establish and grow?
How easy is it to plant/grow?
Should I get permission from my neighbours as they will have to trim the
thing back on their side?
Sorry for the massive essay, any replies will be greatly appreciated,
I'm new to all of this (gardening, not forum posts!)