Posted: 17/03/2015 at 11:52
The neighbour down the far end of our garden has started cutting back the privet hedge on her side of her fence and chucking it back over the hedge to my side of the garden...
The hedge is currently about 4 ft tall and when we were in the process of buying the property she sent a letter to the previous owners saying that the hedge had to be removed as she wanted to put a new fence up. It is only a mesh kind of fence, not panels. She also has a laminated note on there saying it is the property of blah blah blah and it is a criminal offence of the wildlife and countryside act to do anything to the fence.
That is fine, however I know she has a right to give me back the cuttings but do people really do this. She has planted a lot of trees and a beech hedge on her side, so i'm looking forward to giving her back her branches when they over hang our side.
I wouldn't be so annoyed if i wasn't doing anything with that part of the garden, but I'm working on trying to get it into a lovely woodland garden down there. Her garden is a bombsite, she never mows the lawn or does anything (apart from cutting my hedge, it would seem) all in the name of wildlife. I too have a wildlife friendly garden but it can still look neat.
Talk me down before I go and knock on her door... My garden is my passion, i don't like people messing with it. I doubt I'm the only one here.