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25/03/2013 at 12:53

I have similar problem with one of the gardens(in fact there are 5 gardens in all that run into mine and all are problem)that the person in question has lost interest and does no gardening hence I have a huge Rhododendron growing up my hawthorn tree and allsorts of over grown bushes and shrubs.We just lean over and hack at it ever so often but unless we get really nasty (which  one wouldnot want to) there is not a lot else.I chop off what comes over and pull the ivy away,annoying.

25/03/2013 at 13:51

Unfortunately we all have "those" neighbours. I think the barrier below-ground is the only real solution. Some people are just selfish and do not think about how their gardens are affecting others and their gardens.

25/03/2013 at 14:39
26/03/2013 at 10:41

Lyn, don't you believe it! My garden backs onto a field with a difficult owner; I get bindweed, nettles and hog weed trying to escape from the field into my garden. I now have the habit of pulling weeds up as I walk near the fence. It seems to keep it under control. A few years back, the nice chap who was renting the field suggested that I put down membrane and cover it with bark on the field side. This I did (£50 plus my time); the owner ripped it all up and plonked it in my garden within a week. Even though it saved them from hand spraying up near my fence, which they never bother to do....

26/03/2013 at 10:53

I never have any trouble like that from the owner of the field around us,  he has been more than generous. He keeps the field spotless, he is organic so no weed killer spraying around, lovely smell of dung though.

He does leave wildlife edges, but the seeds dont seem to spread into the garden. Ground elder is the worst thing here.


26/03/2013 at 11:23

Artjack , have a look at the above link


26/03/2013 at 17:02

clogerhead, interesting article but can't see the relevance; the field I'm talking about is used for making hay so they have to spray to keep ragwort(?) down as it poisons horses(?)

26/03/2013 at 17:58

Hi Artjak, I may have misunderstood your text for that I apologize . Do you still have the weed

membrane if so could you not dig a trench on your side of the fence and put the w/m into it .or

build a block wall  .


26/03/2013 at 18:16

My builder, who was brilliant, 12 years ago did put DPC plastic right up against the concrete gravel boards but the blasted weeds come through any gap, including holes that I've cut so that I can plant things along the fence to soften the lines of it. I chose to live here because I love the view, so I shouldn't really whinge about a few weeds. I only posted the details to explain to Lyn that living surrounded by fields does have its' drawbacks.

26/03/2013 at 18:39
Lyn wrote (see)

this one doesnt have a problem!,Moorview,+Milton+Abbot,+Tavistock,+Devon+PL19+0PX&gl=uk&t=h&ei=VWFQUcfaKarz0gWx_oCoBQ&ved=0CDYQ8gEwAA

But back on topic, I think if your neighbours are approachable, a combination of helping them clear and putting barrier down at the same time would be a good way to go.



So you're near Endsleigh Nusery then Lyn? Drove very near you on Sunday!

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