Hiding a bare leylandi hedge
When we moved to our house we cut back the laurel hedge bordering our neighbours as they had grown upto 20+ feet into messy trees spilling out in every direction. We then discovered a row of leylandi behind it which were obviously totally bare and at least 20 feet high also. We were trying to grow the laurels back into a neat hedge and also hide some of the bare leylandi. The laurels were growing nicely and had reached about 3 foot when the neighbours razored them down and put up a 6 foot fence. We now have this fence and above it the awful bare branches of leylandi. The fence follows the slope of the garden but the leylandi have been cut totally square at the top so the leylandi hedge seems taller one side than the other. My question is what can I plant in front to hide the bare stems. It is a very narrow clay area with not a lot of good soil and gets about 2-3 hours of early morning sun. I don't think a climber would work as the neighbours are funny about stuff trespassing their border. They also refuse to cut the height down.