This is the best "before" shot I could find. Who takes a photo from their back door? Not me apparently. I only took this one because there was a king parrot on the washing line.
And this was yesterday morning. Not a great deal of anything. Although we can see into their Portaloo.
We continued in our life-long problem-solving strategy of throwing money at it until it goes away, and ordered 20 pots of 3m high bamboo delivered on Thursday, and we planted it on Saturday. We have high hopes of a tall thick 5 metre high hedge in a year or two. We even put it a watering system ... it should be fine. Cross fingers. My husband had dug the holes two weeks ago, so with the four of us working it ended up not taking very long at all.
Saturday morning was beautiful - almost hot! The water was cold but some good big waves and lots of surfers. It started to rain later in the afternoon, but not enough to stop us planting. It definitely feels like summer is on the way....