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Screening garden from neighbours when it rises up from the house



  • NollieNollie Posts: 6,742
    Fair enough flipjango, it is a tricky balancing act I appreciate, you’ll just have to dream about that lovely garden office and hope the kids get bored of football in the end! Few houses and gardens are ideal and we have to work with what we’ve got. Once you have done what you can, you will feel better about it and issues that seem insurmountable now will be less worrisome in 6 month’s time as Lizzie27 says.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,426
    You know when you make a small mistake hanging wallpaper or that kind of thing, your eyes are immediately drawn to it and for a time, it drives you nuts, but eventually, you no longer see it and might be hard pushed to find it. Hopefully while you're waiting for something to grow, your eyes will adjust to it
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • A roller blind pulled down just far enough to hide the neighbours but not your garden?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • SYinUSASYinUSA Posts: 178
    @Dovefromabove I have a good enough relationship with my neighbor for it to not be a big problem, and I apologized profusely for the error. He waved it off and said it was my property, I could do what I wanted with it. I still avoid that corner of the yard when he's sitting on his deck to give him privacy, and I send my kids over with a loaf of homemade banana bread or cookies every once in a while to butter him up a bit.
  • You're lucky @SYinUSA . Our neighbour has been nothing but hostile since we've moved in. We just try to avoid her now.
  • Judging by the posts and your responses, it would seem that you have 2 options - either screen the part of the garden which is a problem ( bamboos in large planters and a bit of patience would perhaps be a starter ) or you make some adaptation to your office.
    If you plan to stay in your property for the forseeable future, it would make sense to decide which option is the most practible and financially viable. 
    You have young children as do your neighbours - both have to be catered for and any inconveniences accepted.  It is always more difficult if you don't feel that you can discuss any problems/irritations with your neighbour but presumably the property suited you when you bought it and it is now simply the loss of the tree which is an issue. The surveyor would have made you aware that the tree would have to come down before you completed the purchase or at least I would hope that was the case.  Not always something at the forefront of your mind when moving house I agree.
    No quick solution really but good luck with making it work for you  :)

  • Maybe put a houseplant on the right hand side of the windowsill?
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