I wondered if anyone else has a neighbour who is trigger happy with the shears and how you have dealt with it? My neighbour is a nice guy but he doesn't like things that grow...a shame when you have an 80 foot garden. He has only been in the house a year and didn't wait to see what the seasons were like before taking down 4 trees and a lovely honeysuckle. There have been various birds that have nested in the trees the last few years and now it's all very bare.
He also hates ivy and insists on cutting at it whenever he can even though I try and tell him that robins have started nesting or that he could leave it for over wintering insects.
I think he thinks I'm mad. I know I should probably let him do what he wants but I wondered if anyone else has subtly 'trained' a neighbour into gardening more wildlife friendly?