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What to plant above sewer pipe

hello2oySUdC2hello2oySUdC2 Leicestershire Posts: 3
hi all, I have a question about what to plant above a sewer pipe in my garden.

Currently I have a 15 ft empty border to the left of my garden that has a sewer pipe running underneath it. 

My neighbour can see straight over my fence and I’d like to block them out. It’s a shady spot and I realise I shouldn’t plant trees.

Has anyone got any good suggestions please?

Thanks, Brett


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,605
    Bog Garden? ;)
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,610
    How far down is the pipe ?
  • hello2oySUdC2hello2oySUdC2 Leicestershire Posts: 3
    Pipe is 5ft down, also trying to avoid a big garden 😂
  • hello2oySUdC2hello2oySUdC2 Leicestershire Posts: 3
    Thought about trellis or a large Roman arch with a climber. Im putting a 7ft fence up but need to get some extra greenery there, ideally tall. Im going for a modern garden with drifts of grasses but can’t use bamboo for the same issues with the pipe.
  • PeadarPeadar Posts: 54
    Others might correct me, but i reckon you can plant pretty much anything you want if the pipe is five foot down. Maybe not willow or trees or shrubs that are particularly thirsty, but most shrubs and small-medium trees would be fine 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,259
    Sorry, Think you'll find you are not allowed to put up a 7ft fence. Maximum is 2 metres (6ft 6inches).
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