Posted: 07/07/2013 at 10:05
Thanks everyone for your replies. I think sharing my problems has helped! My acer was not big enough to annoy anyone although the neighbour over that fence has got up to mischief before (without a cross word being spoken) This mischief took the form of chicken carcasses being flung over my fence with the hope of killing my cat (now dead prematurely some years ago. still no cross words spoken!) My ivy bordered another fence and could have annoyed that lady I suppose, though she is a nice elderly soul. I never spray so I suppose I have to agree that malicious acts could be the problem. My ivy does appear to be sprouting from the bottom so tomorrow is another day.