Conifers Gone - Replace with What?
We live in a very rural village in Lincolnshire on a tiny estate of 25 houses (council). To the rear of our house is woodland. When we moved in 6 years ago the boundary between us and next door was a Leylandii 'hedge' already beyond our reach at well over 25ft. It didn't bother us as it gave our garden excellent protection and privacy!! Our garden is 95ft x 75ft so the hedge was just short of that at 50ft. So the garden is far from small!
To cut a long story short the council have now been in and cut the trees down, and used stump grinders to remove the stumps. They erected a 6' close board fence along this boundary.
So here is the problem. We now effectively have a strip of garden which is some 45' x 4' wide where the trees were and frankly the soil look poor and full of roots. Bearing in mind like most people we have a limited budget, what an earth do we do with this devastation?