creating privacy in front garden

(10 Posts)
funnyperson Sun 13-Oct-13 05:30:33

Some useful stuff on fences and garden walls. Sounds like it would be fine to add trellis but not to increase the brick wall height.
www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/commonprojects/fenceswallsgates/

I think it would be great to remove some of the paving and add in butterfly friendly plants such as honeysuckle and so forth. `The type of plants you plant will probably depend on the type of your soil and whether the aspect is sunny, shady, north or south facing, wet or dry.

mydoorisalwaysopen Sat 12-Oct-13 23:32:22

I would like to remove some of the paving and add more border but don't know how hard this would be. I will have to get some quotes I think. The wall is right next to the path and I think there would be visibility issues if we made the wall higher.

itsn0tmeitsyou Sat 12-Oct-13 19:57:15

I was going to suggest adding a trellis on top of the wall, and growing some honeysuckle, clematis, roses etc through it. Good point about the height restrictions, though, depends how far back you are from the road, though, doesn't it?

Showtime Sat 12-Oct-13 19:54:16

Would it be too difficult to remove some of the paving near the wall, to plant shrubs? My front garden is now private, with fewer noises and smells from traffic since allowing shrubs to grow.

waxlyrical Sat 12-Oct-13 12:35:57

Just be careful about planning permission. If the trellis and wall when added together are over 1m high and between the house and the road you will need apply for it.

mydoorisalwaysopen Sat 12-Oct-13 12:26:30

Maybe a short trellis or fence would make a big difference.

mydoorisalwaysopen Sat 12-Oct-13 12:26:06

Maybe a short trellis or fence would make a big difference.

Benton Sat 12-Oct-13 12:17:34

Well you can use the wood fence or iron fence on that wall. It will help you to improve your garden privacy. You need to hire a contractor who do all this work.

EauRouge Sat 12-Oct-13 11:50:07

Could you attach a trellis to the wall? There are some climbers that would be happy in a container.

mydoorisalwaysopen Sat 12-Oct-13 11:04:51

I'm looking for advice on how to create more privacy in my front garden. I made the mistake of paving the lot a few years ago. I live on quite a busy village road and now feel quite exposed to all the passing traffic and pedestrians. I have a wall at the front with a very small border. Is it possible to create extra borders on top of the paving or would I need to completely redo the front garden?

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