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We have some land which is adjacent to a public park.

Currently the fence is dilapidated. I would be keen to add a native hedge instead of another fence! such as this: 
https://www.best4hedging.co.uk/native-hedging-blackthorn-base-p26#!

Could the hedge be planted in front of the fence (within our property) until it is established, at which time we could remove the fence? Would it grow well enough like this? The reason would be for security, the new hedge would not prevent access to people and dogs for some time.

Thanks, 

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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,445
    One important info is missing: who is the owner of that "dilapidated" fence?
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • We are - It is within our boundary, there are concrete half height posts that used to have wire chicken type fencing on, which was owned by the council. The wire has since gone and the council have not renewed their fence. 

    Thanks, 
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,439
    Which way is that fence facing and how much shade do those large trees cast when leafed out?
  • The trees are on the east side of the fence. Hedge would be on what is the west side. They are very high, get very little shadow Cast Around the fence from memory. Fence also goes. To the side abit as you can see. So would be some hedge on the northern side of the fence which may be shaded more. By the fence and trees. 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,218
    I think your proposed hedge will be fine planted inside the fence, planted about 2-3ft away from it and it would probably be better in a double staggered row. If there are deer and or badgers about in the park, I would be inclined to keep the fence though. 
  • Lizzie27 said:
    I think your proposed hedge will be fine planted inside the fence, planted about 2-3ft away from it and it would probably be better in a double staggered row. If there are deer and or badgers about in the park, I would be inclined to keep the fence though. 
    Thanks, yes I was thinking double row. No deer It's more of an urban park. So multi games area, dog walkers etc. There are certainly urban foxes, hedgehogs. Never seen a badger.

    Thanks again
  • If it were me I'd remove the fence, put up a temporary post and chicken wire fence 2ft outside, and plant the new hedge right on the boundary so you don't lose any garden space. Remove the fence after the hedge has established, or put it up right on the boundary and plant around it so the mesh ends up deep inside the hedge (less than ideal but ok)
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,445
    edited January 2020
    @glasgowdan
    Are you advising the OP to erect a fence on a public piece of land that they don't own? That's definitely illegal, 'temporary' or not.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,572
    I'd not remove the fence as you'll have numerous dogs pushing through and random kids retrieving footballs
    Devon.
  • Papi Jo said:
    @glasgowdan
    Are you advising the OP to erect a fence on a public piece of land that they don't own? That's definitely illegal, 'temporary' or not.

    It's what I would do. Some tree stakes and chicken wire. The worst that can happen is they tell you to take it down. You need to use the common sense switch in the head here.

    The likely scenario is nobody notices or cares, given the specifics in the garden in question.  
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