Neighbor's Fence - My planting options?
I hope this is in the right forum!
My neighbors and I have been involved in a property line dispute for the last few months. They wanted to put up a fence for their behaviorally challenged son, but the surveyor they hired said they owned our 100 year old limestone retaining wall PLUS 5 more feet into our yard. We had to file restraining orders and threaten to sue for adverse possession (because we've been taking care of said wall and 5 feet of lawn for 19 years). In the end, we settled for an easement (we live in a home my mother in law owns, I would not have settled for the easement). They tore down the wall and did a regrade last week, which looks awful and once they erect the privacy fence starting tomorrow, will leave us with a horrible slope towards the fence. I really wanted to plant something along this fence, but with the slope towards the fence, I'm not sure I can without adding more dirt.
I think even after the fence goes up, it'll still be mostly full sun. I am toying with the idea of putting spring flowering bulbs in a bed running along the fence about 15 feet. I read that putting summer flowering plants in the same bed is a bad idea, as the water they require would rot the bulbs. What types of summer flowering bulbs could I put in this area? I'd love to have spring/summer color and something that even if it's not blooming in fall, still have leaves that are interesting. Does such things exist? I would love to hear suggestions!
The fence is going to run right in front of the trees, up to the yellow "no trespassing" sign we have up.
Another view of where the fence will go - you might be able to see where the ground drops off - the fence will end up being to the left of that approx. 2-3 feet in areas.