Concrete block wall needs decorating

I share a block wall with a neighbor who insists I do not attach anything to it because he has gone to great lengths to waterproof it so his garage on the other side stays dry. It is well painted but ugly from my side. I'd like to do something to it to make it a feature in my garden, without getting him mad. (He is already anti-social and has a record with the police for harassing neighbors.) Any ideas?
I could paint it again, no problem, or do something in front of it, as long as it doesn't break the surface.
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  • Becky Jean Kallenberger Becky Jean Kallenberger on Mar 09, 2016
    You could paint it to look like a nice brickwall or stone. It would make a nice backdrop for planters or whatever.

  • Gredmore Gredmore on Mar 09, 2016
    Is the block wall one side of his garage wall (ie part of his garage)? Also who owns the property the fence is on?

    • H H on Mar 09, 2016
      The block wall is the back wall of his garage and .y feature wall. I can't hang anything from the top either. Thanks

  • Beth Beth on Mar 09, 2016
    If you can't hang something from the top (does it connect to a roof?) then put a trellis or arbor against it. You can use planters at the base to grow flowers or vines up the trellis. I've even used large square pots to hole up a lightweight metal trellis from Big Lots and covered it in morning glory vines. Beautiful! A hummingbird feeder adds a great touch. Or stack some cinderblocks with the holes up and use them as planters. Tons of possibilities that don't damage the integrity of the wall.

  • Joan Kretzschmar Joan Kretzschmar on Mar 09, 2016
    Pallets work well to hang plants from. And you can Place planters at the bottom and train flowering vines on it.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 09, 2016
    I would simply not make this an issue and decorate your side with assorted plants in different colors and heights. This way he cannot say anything to you.In between add some garden decorations and between every thing this should hide the ugliness.

  • H H on Mar 09, 2016
    I'll use big pots to support a trellis or wires. Just as soon as the pumpkin dies down.