Today started off well. It was sunny and I got some essential jobs done in the house. Then I heard work going on out the back and I had a sense of foreboding.
When I looked outside, I noticed some of the panels from the fence between my neighbour and her neighbour leaning against the fence between us. It seemed a strange place for the ‘landscapers’ to leave them, unless… They were going to be used by neighbour for something else!
My daughter has pointed out to me that we don’t actually know what that something else might be. It could conceivably have nothing to do with fences. However, I do know that a taller fence is on the cards, as my neighbour has broached the subject a few times.
Now, part of me would like a greater degree of privacy in the back garden – and the fence we currently have is getting shoddy. Also, I wouldn’t then need to worry about anything I am growing encroaching onto her land.
However, taller fences would mean less sunlight on the eastern side of the garden. I saw already today how the chives were in constant shade because of the fence panels laid directly above. I was hoping to put tomatoes next to them this summer but now I’m wondering if they would be alright in this position. And if they are not, where else am I going to put them?
Of course, once I know for sure what is going to happen, it will be easier to make the necessary decisions – and taller fences could be the start of something new and beautiful. So, let’s hope for the best!