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How to hide an ugly extension

I've just bought a house (in London) and my next door neighbour has an old extension that extends into the garden. It's made from white plastic (looks like a giant fridge on its side) and is about 2.95m high and 4m long. My garden is west facing and the extension (the part I need to conceal) faces north.

I need some ideas on what to do to cover up this monstrosity. Obviously the tallest fences won't completely do the job as they don't go much above 2m, unless anyone knows any providers of 3m plus fences?

I did consider a 2m fence with a trellis attached to the top, but not sure what I could grow up as its north facing. It needs to be evergreen and ideally quite quick to grow.

I've already checked with my local planning team and unfortunately its been there to long for them to do anything about it retrospectively.

Thanks in advance.

David

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639

    You can train Pyracantha shrubs against the wall through wires or a trellis. They look great when done well and have berries into the autumn winter months. For climbers, take a look at Pileostegia Viburnoides, more low key self-clinging climber that will not need you to tie anything in. Finally, you could train Trachelospermum Jasminoides into wires or trellis too. Scented flowers and often foliage changes into red tones in winter. All evergreen.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,879

    Climbing hydrangea springs to mind David as it doesn't mind that kind of aspect.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,879

    Trachelospermum and Pilostegia would not like the north facing aspect David, they need the sun.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,479

    Would climbing hydrangea cling to white plastic image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,879

    David mentioned a fence with trellis Dove.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,479

    Ah ... light dawns image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,879

    Dove image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • I think my dad has recommended the climbing hydrangea - does it grow quickly (like overnight image)?

  • Has anyone tried 'wedding day' rambling rose?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,879

    David,  image it won't grow quite that quickly and I know that my sister has the rose Wedding Day in her garden. She thinks it is a bit of a prickly thug but she has grandchildren to think about.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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