My neighbour cut her trees down and totally exposed my garden, but I came up with a fab solution to get our privacy back | The Sun
3rd May 2023

WITH summer just around the corner, gardens are often the place families can enjoy some privacy and create happy memories together.

So it's little surprise that one man named Mo was left horrified when his neighbour, who lives in the house adjacent, cut down the trees at the end of her garden, leaving his home totally exposed and in full view of her windows.

In a clip shared to TikTok (@mo.and.the.jungle.shelf), he posted a before and after photo to demonstrate the difference it made when the trees, which helped to prevent his house from being overlooked, had been removed.

"This was our garden before our neighbour cut down her trees at the back," Mo says.

"….and suddenly we were so overlooked."

Determined, Mo told how he looked into different ways to get his privacy back.


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After weighing up his options, he decided to purchase several mature Laurel hedge plants in the hope they'd grow big enough to block his neighbour's view into his garden.

He went on to explain how they were about 2 metres when he bought them and planted them, adding that they took almost two years to get to the height they are now.

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The post has since gone viral, racking up over 836kk views and several comments from very impressed social media users.

And it's little surprise everyone was full of praise for the transformation – after all, nobody wants a nosy neighbour keeping tabs on their every move.

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"Much nicer. I hate being overlooked. All my neighbours wage war on anything green. So I plant more lol," wrote one.

A second penned: "Never rely on your neighbours' trees for privacy. You have created a beautiful backyard."

A third commented: "I'll never understand slayers of trees. So sad. Well done though your garden looks beautiful."

Meanwhile, a fourth praised: "Good choice."

Another noted: "Much better – a proper garden to enjoy!"

A further added: "So much better with a bit of privacy."

And one more chimed in: "I can just imagine their reaction to cutting the trees down then you putting some in!"

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