I need some advice!
My neighbours have a gastly brick wall on the border of our properties. They are in no position to take it down and to be honest it looks like more work that what it's worth.
However, they have a higher ground level than me and the 2m height restriction of fences and walls simply does not give us any privicy so going through the expensive costs would only cover up the wall and not give us privacy.
My idea was to plant conifers to cover the wall and give us sufficent privacy. This would be a height of 6ft on their side. It wouldn't block light and if they were to complain it was just a shears job rather than altering fencing or wall.
However, I have been warned that conifers grow rapidly which isn't a problem for me but it's the roots I am very concerned about. The trees would be planted in a bed about a foot away from my house and a foot from their wall. Do the roots still grow even if the tree is watered and remains about 5ft?
What would you advise? Alternative trees that have smaller routes? The distance I wish to cover is 4.5m
Any help would be very much appreciated
- 28 Mar, 2012