Posted: 30/12/2014 at 19:16
I know what you mean about liking your neighbour, Philippa. I have an old lady of a similar age living by me......she also has a couple of large trees growing along our mutual boundary.
We have a very amicable arrangement, I keep the trees cut back to safe proportions and she makes the most delicious apple pies I've ever tasted for me.
I would of course do it without the apple pies, but it makes her feel that she has contributed.