opening a view - with a slope!
Hi there, I'm hoping for some enlightenment with regards to a project in my garden. I have a long half acre block which slopes east to west, ie on the side of a hill. The top garden is mostly cottage in style to match the house, with heritage wire fences, red brick paths and stone retaining walls. The garden leads down to a paddock, backing onto bushland. An old and horrible fence with central gate leads to the beyond. A tree fell in the right corner of this fence recently and after it's removal I decided to take out the huge and overgrown rose bushes covering this fence. I'm hoping to add a touch of formality and open the top garden to the view of the paddock with a lonicera nitida hedge along the perimeter in front of the ugly fence which will be removed. I need a closable boundary to the paddock to keep animals in/out so looking to replace this fence but not sure a. what to use (taking in account light requirements so the hedge will grow) and most importantly, b. how to tackle this slope. Should I try to straighten the view by having something higher on the left side than on the right? Any advice or comments very gratefully appreciated! Thanks.