Posted: Today at 17:45
Well, the leylandii is a good deal less ugly than what is behind it; a broken down old heap of rusting rubbish. And it provides the birds with nest sites. And it has conveniently shaped branches on which to hang feeders that the various birds of prey can't attack.
The wood pigeons are a nuisance, but I used to say that about starlings and I haven't seen a starling for over ten years. So I treasure everything, however much it may irritate me, because, in the words of the song, you don't know what you've got till it's gone.