we share a tiny lawn with neighbour in mid terrace house. Road facing.
does anyone know if we can pop up a hedge to create a divide? there is no divide at the moment.
Woudl a fence make more sense instead of worrying about a leaf dropping on their side
We have a hedge in between our front garden and our neighbours and its a pain in the ass! It was planted by builder so prob a fairly crappy hedge but it has grown all uneven, some of them have died so now theres a gap between some of them and its a big job to trim it back. We keep saying we might get a fence instead or take it out altogether. Our neighbour is lovely and said she's easy, whatever is best and she'll pay half.
we are doing this at the moment but are going for a hedge (probably laurel as it's hardy and evergreen) but we have a huge area and fencing is expensive and i though that much wood might look abit too much! You can get fencing panels and it depends on what you are looking for but price ranges from about €25 - €150 per panel - that's a 6' x 6' panel. If the neighbours are nuts and you want an instant cover then this is probably the best as a hedge will take time to grow and then you will need to cut it back twice a year! However if you do go for a hedge you can ask in the garden centre for one that the leaves won't fall (which is most of them tbh)
Little Miss Hopeful
I really think you should mention it to your neighbours as a courtesy legally i don't know the ins and outs of hedges and boundary lines. I would freak out if my neighbour used laurel as hedging as it grows so quickly and is ugly. If you are thinking of planting a hedge i think native hedging is nicer and gives shelter to birds for nesting.