As summer approaches, families look forward to spending time in their gardens, creating happy memories and enjoying some privacy. However, one man named Mo was left horrified when his neighbour, who lives in the adjacent house, cut down the trees at the end of her garden, leaving his home completely exposed and in full view of her windows.
Mo, a savvy homeowner, came up with the perfect solution to his privacy problem. He shared a clip on TikTok (@mo.and.the.jungle.shelf), showing a before and after photo of his overlooked garden after his neighbour cut down her trees. In the video, Mo explained that he purchased several mature Laurel hedge plants and planted them in his garden to block his neighbour’s view.
Mo revealed that the Laurel hedge plants were about 2 metres tall when he bought them and planted them. It took almost two years for them to grow to the height they are now. His post on TikTok has gone viral, racking up over 836k views and several comments from impressed social media users.
Many of the comments praised Mo’s transformation, as nobody wants a nosy neighbour keeping tabs on their every move. One user wrote, “Much nicer. I hate being overlooked. All my neighbours wage war on anything green. So I plant more lol.” Another user commented, “Never rely on your neighbours’ trees for privacy. You have created a beautiful backyard.”
A third user added, “I’ll never understand slayers of trees. So sad. Well done though, your garden looks beautiful.” Meanwhile, a fourth user praised Mo’s choice of hedge plants. Another user noted, “Much better – a proper garden to enjoy!”
Mo’s solution to his privacy problem is a reminder that we should never rely on our neighbours’ trees for privacy. It is essential to take matters into our own hands and create a beautiful backyard that we can enjoy without interference from nosy neighbours.