Fencing ON TOP of a hedge?

31 Mar 2011
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Hi there, i am hopeing some one can help us. We have had a few issues with neighbours and we now wish to erect a fence between us. However there is currently a 1m high hedge. We were going to just build the fence infront of the hedge therefore losing a little garden space and a nice soft boundary for the sake of privacy. However a family member suggested that we built a fence on top of the hedge, right in the middle of the hedge. ie erect 3 posts, 2 at either end of the hedge and one in the middle (having to cut into the hedge) then board onto horizontal boards. does that make sense? But I don't know if this has ever been done or is it possible? Would someone be able to help please? It would be nice not to loose the hedge altogether.
Thanks :confused:
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if its front garden 1m max rear 2m max not sure if its the same on clyde side

posts in a hedge are going to be nearly impossible as the posts are likley to interfere with the main roots
Sounds slightly bizarre & impractical solution to me :eek: More info please;
• As Big-all says, where is it front or back?
• Who’s responsible for the boundary?
• Whose hedge is it (who planted it gives a clue regardless of who is responsible for the boundary?
• Where is the boundary, one side or t-other or centre?
• How long is the hedge?
• Does it occupy the whole length of the garden or just a part of it?
• What’s the problem with your neighbour?
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yeah, that's not a good idea, because the hedge will grow into the fence and it will become one big mess !!

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