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15th July 2008, 05:44 PM #1
Neighbours bush growing into my garden
My neighbours bush is growing into my garden and is fast becoming a nuisance. I didn't know the neighbours so I went to speak to them. Some Easten Europeans opened up and told me they don't mind but it's not their house and they don't have contact with the landlord, just some middle men. The question is, do I need to get permission or can I just go ahead and cut the plant because it's growing into my garden when it shouldn't be. I've attached a picture of the problem.
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15th July 2008, 06:02 PM #2
You can cut what overshoots your garden, but you must offer your neighbour what you remove - seriously!
15th July 2008, 06:13 PM #3
Actually, I wouldnt just offer it as they may refuse and then the landlord might say you never did - just chuck it over the fence!
15th July 2008, 06:27 PM #4
That's not allowed I'm afraid.
Originally Posted by witch
You have to offer it back but to be honest if there's an absentee landlord involved he won't care a jot if you lop bits off of it. You may want to clear it with the management company though.
15th July 2008, 06:36 PM #5
Just cut it and don’t say anything, I doubt anyone will bothered about a bush. You could always poison the bush and act thick. To be honest it looks more like a weed.
15th July 2008, 07:26 PM #6
As the bush appears to be a clematis... just chop away. It will grow back, probably at double the rate! It is a climber, whatever it is, and you will do it no harm.
Legally you should offer the bits back. Usually "Do you mind if I prune it from my side from time to time" usually works with neighbours!
Alternatively just keep it under control and it could disguise a fence panel rather nicely!
15th July 2008, 07:29 PM #7
Yes, I know you should offer the bits back
I was joking
15th July 2008, 07:36 PM #8
My neighbour owes me a lot of bush then . . .
15th July 2008, 10:21 PM #9
Buy some of that spray on plant killer. It takes a few days to start working but the whole bush will eventually die, thus solving the problem of it regrowing! You can just deny all knowledge and make out it was an act of superior power!
I am only joking...lol. Plants are living creatures and deserve respect - so get the shears.
15th July 2008, 11:41 PM #10
Ewww. Too much info, thanks.
Originally Posted by maniac
16th July 2008, 10:05 AM #11
My missus got home 2 days back to find my neighbours trimming our mini-conifers in the front garden...I'm guessing they had a lot of barney with the old tenants based on the landlords opinion of them, and their reaction to her getting back...
"I was only trimming it! I wasn't doing anything wrong!" etc..
We've both said - "go for your life. If it's overgrowing, let us know". I topped the bloody things last month, and I routinely go bursar with the hedge trimmer on them, so..I don't mind at all. I have a back garden boxed in by the damn things..ugly brown trunks for 3/4 of the length, dense and green at the top, nicking all the sunlight.
I said to the neighbours, if I owned the house they'd all be removed. Bless 'em, they're a pair of quiet older folks..very much keeping themselves to themselves. Suits me, as I'm very much in favour of a quiet time.
It might explain why the woman on the other side of us won't answer her door to us, speak to us or even acknowledge our existence..even when our tree collapsed and was sat half over her fence, and I went to try and check for any damage.
16th July 2008, 03:38 PM #12
I recognise that. We've got one of them in our back yard. They're indestrucible.
Every year I and the neighbours hack away at all the bits we can see. Next year it just comes back. It doesn't even need soil - it just grows out of a dry stone wall it's wrecking.
It's like fighting the Triffids.
Thanks elsiegee40. Now I know what it is.
@Zoom7000: You don't need permission to cut the bits on your land. I doubt they'll even notice or care. It certainly won't do it any harm. Like I said they're indestructible. Just cut it back every spring and autumn. Then again next year, and the next ...
16th July 2008, 03:59 PM #13
Next thread title which will result in a much higher number of views.
Neighbour trims bush and is so pleased with the results shows her trimmed bush to happy neighbour.
Roundup sprayed on the leaves will get rid of said bush very quickly too and prevent it ever being a problem again.
16th July 2008, 04:02 PM #14
If that happened to me, I would put up a bit of netting and trail it along the wall and fence.
Lovely bit of free greenery.
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