hants, United Kingdom
Hello. I have recently moved into a retirement 2 bedroom bungalow and have started 'doing the garden' for my disabled wife. There are concrete posts (approx 1 mtr high), dividing my neighbours gardens (on both sides), with the old chicken wire in-between. Both sides had put fencing up around 25 years ago, but i want to put up new fencing on both sides.
One sides fencing is still in pretty good shape (apart from me seeing the concrete posts in my garden), but the other side is delapitated and covered in Ivy. I think the Ivy is holding up the fence (hehe). There is a mtr wide path running along side it.
I spent several hours reclaiming the path from the Ivy's root encroachment, just so my wife could use her wheelchair. I'm concerned that if i put up new fencing, the Ivy will just grow across onto the new and cover it.
The neighbour with the Ivy does not appear to be friendly or sociable, so with that in mind, i'm not interested in building bridges just for the sake of it, it's better to leave them to their own devices, misery, or whatever they are happy in being.
So. Is there any hope that i could put up new fencing without having Ivy run all over it. There will be a gap of approx 150mm between fencing panels, and Ivy is not included in my plans for a garden that my wife can enjoy.
Your help would be appreciated.
- 8 Sep, 2009