Screening my garden from the overlooking flats (and train station!)
I’m looking for some ideas/advice, please, regarding how to block my garden from being overlooked by some neighbouring 3-storey flats and also to, as far as possible, reduce the noise/intrusion of passing trains. I am thinking that some form of fast-growing evergreen tree some species of conifer, perhaps) would probably be the best bet.
As you can see in the attached photos, my garden backs directly onto the train line (well, actually, onto a provincial train station). There is about a 1 metre gap between my back fence and the metal railings that form the boundary of the train platform.
I would like to plant something in the gap between my fence and the metal railings that will grow tall enough to obscure the view of the flats and the train platform.
In order to block the view to/from the flats from my upstairs window (from which photos 01 and 05 were taken) the trees (or whatever I plant/erect) would have to reach a height of about 5 metres (and preferably no more – I don’t want anything that will grow to the height of the conifers my neighbour to the right has!)
Photo 01 was taken from a first floor window and shows the full length of my garden plus the flats that overlook it.
Photos 02 and 03 show the patch of land between my back fence and the iron railings of the train station platform. As you can see, the ground is pretty poor quality (full of stones and weeds, etc.)
Photo 04 shows my garden from ground level as a train passes behind it.
Photo 05 is like photo 01 except that it includes a train as it passes through. As you can see, the train is quite intrusive to the view.