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    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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    You can cut what overshoots your garden, but you must offer your neighbour what you remove - seriously!

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    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!
    That's not allowed I'm afraid.

    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.

    HBJB

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    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.

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    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!

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    Yes, I know you should offer the bits back
    I was joking

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    My neighbour owes me a lot of bush then . . .

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    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.
    :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    My neighbour owes me a lot of bush then . . .
    Ewww. Too much info, thanks.

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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.

    <sorry>

    Roundup sprayed on the leaves will get rid of said bush very quickly too and prevent it ever being a problem again.

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    Looks nice.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Neighbour trims bush and is so pleased with the results shows her trimmed bush to happy neighbour.
    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Looks nice.

    If that happened to me, I would put up a bit of netting and trail it along the wall and fence.
    Really!!!

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