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Front hedge needs cutting problem with neabor

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:47

As others have already said Joyce, you can't control the situation so allowing it to get to you, as it clearly is, will not do your health any good, let alone the hedge.

You really do only seem to have limited options.

1) Allow your hedge to grow to the same height as your neighbours.  You can at least then keep your side and much of the top tidy.

2)Keep you hedge at the level you want it and accept that your neighbour is absolutely within his/her rights to have their hedge at a different height and as scruffy as they want.  You can trim back any of their hedge which encroaches on your garden but only that part.

I understand that you don't want a hedge stopping you looking out the window but you cannot force your neighbour to design their garden to suit your requirements.

Front hedge needs cutting problem with neabor

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 16:55

You neighbours shouldn't be cutting your hedge back at all, apart from any which is overhanging their property.  There is nothing you can do to force them to cut their hedge back to the same height as yours though.

I'm assuming in all this that there are 2 hedges, one growing in your garden and one in theirs.

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 20:06

I'm comparatively new to the forum and have to say I haven't experienced any of the negativity some are speaking of.  Any question I have asked has received positive and polite responses.

If, as is virtually inevitable with any bulletin board, there are a few stirring the manure just ignore them.  They wouldn't do it in the 'real world' and get their kicks by way of anonymous trolling.  Don't allow them to get to you and drive you away.

Front hedge needs cutting problem with neabor

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 17:34

It's all very well for the landlord / agent to say it's the responsibility of the tenants to keep the hedge under control.  The likelihood is that they haven't got a hedgetrimmer or a decent pair of shears.  I suspect they'll be delighted if you offer to get it back under control for them.

Why is anyone allowed to completely destroy your view??

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:50

If any of the branches overhang your mother's property she is within her rights to cut them back to the boundary line (assuming there is no TPO), but no further. She must also return the cut branches to her neighbour.

If they are simply large trees then there is nothing your mother can do unless the trees are causing physical damage to her property or drains. 

Not quite the same as your problem, but a few years ago the people living behind us stuck a snotty note through the door demanding that we cut back a tree which was putting their garden in shadow.  I took great delight in telling them that the tree was actually growing in their garden.  The previous occupants of their property had built a wall about 3' into their garden for some reason and the tree had grown up behind it!  Had they bothered to speak to me when I was in the garden it would have been easily sorted.  As it is they haven't spoken to me since. Ho hum.


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 18:00

Just be very careful when fitting the adaptor to the xhose.  If you damage the xhose fitting it can't be repaired!!

Why is anyone allowed to completely destroy your view??

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:21

I would check with the local council about TPO's and whether the conifers constitute a hedge in which case there are regs controlling the height particularly if they are the dreaded leylandii.

You are right that you have no legal right to a view per se.

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 16:12

Greenhouse should encourage any remaining growth from the ash nicely.


Just kidding - I hope!

Overwintering lilies

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 14:28

Hi Artful Codger,

I don't mind you asking the question here but you'll probably get a better response if you start a new thread for your specific question.

Overwintering lilies

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 16:33

I have a number of pots of oriental lilies.  The flowering stems have all turned brown.  What do I need to do for overwintering? Should I remove the flower stems, should I remove the bulbs from the pots...??

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