Posted: 07/04/2012 at 18:10
That was a nasty comment about Leylandi growers "tending to have an aggressive and selfish temperament" My husband is the most placid of people and is really well liked. We have had our trees for Many years and yes they have grown so much , they are away from our house and away from neighbouring houses but obviously if they were not there they would certainly bring more light into the gardens, we try to have them cut every few years but it's really a money problem to us as probably with a lot of people as its so expensive to have trees cut these days, our trees are about 15ft now. we are pensioners and dont have that sort of money, we have often said that "wouldn't it be nice if you could get a grant to have Leylandi trees cut to a reasonable height" It was way back in the early 70s when the Leylandi became so popular and from a tiny tree it grew so quickly. Little did we know it would be so intrusive in later years. These trees are wonderful in a forest but in a garden, well you know the answer to that. Margaret.