a funny little corner
Hi all, here's an interesting little issue. Bordering my garden is a lane which is owned and maintained by the local authority. My garden wall and house wall meet at an angle, which means that there is a small triangle shaped piece of land running alongside the lane - I think it probably belongs to the LA (and I can't tell from the deeds for my property). Anyhoo, the lane is tarmacked, and the plants/trees along the sides are cut back by machine about once a year. The machine is not flexible enough to bother the little triangle in question. The problem is that some local (we shall call them) gentlemen use the lane to journey from the pub to their homes, and when they feel the call of nature, they take advantage of this sheltered little spot. As a result, there is rather a bad smell drifting over my garden wall, especially during the summer months, and I do feel a little cross about it. Bearing in mind that it would be just too weird to sit out and catch any offenders, do you think it would be reasonable to plant something relatively mature and extremely thorny in the corner where my garden and house walls meet the triangle? I was thinking a blackthorn as it would be ok with the shaded aspect and the soil is always very damp there regardless of whether anyone has 'been'! Anyone have any other suggestions? I'm not very well off at the moment, either, so it would need to be a reasonably cheap option. Ta!