Posted: 24/01/2016 at 18:11
Why do fences cause so many neighbourly disputes? Our neighbour on one side has asked us to replace our fence with a taller one as he wants privacy. I have told him I have no plans at present to replace it. I don't intend to, as this neighbour has ivy growing all over and through it on his side, and brambles too. The only gardening he does is to mow the lawn. I won't put up a new fence for his ivy to ruin it, it is just too expensive to have this done. I shall just continue to patch up the old one!
Aren't non-gardening neighbours a pain? I have them on both sides, and a hedgerow at the back which requires constant work. Every few weeks I have to spend a day cutting back the stuff that comes through and over, and weeding the six inches all round to re-establish my boundary! And I am not getting any younger!