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Ivy killing a holly tree

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 13:31
Cut off all that is dead and take a hard critical look at what remains. If it is ugly remove the lot and replace the tree with something else; either something different or another holly tree.

Leatherjackets

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 00:42
Cut them in half with a pair of scissors. They will be gone by the morning and there is nothing to harm any other wildlife.

Boundary advise

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:02
If you and your neighbour have to employ a surveyor, I think you have to share the cost equally.

It is likely, if there is no definitive owner of the hedge, you and your neighbour both own it equally. That is the case with the walls between us and our neighbour. Your neighbour has no right to encroach by even 1 inch on your land.

Unfortunately you have no right to light. Your neighbour has no right to discharge water on to your land from down-pipes or gutters.

Do get hold of the planning department and voice your concerns. And speak to your neighbour if you can.

Windrush(?) taking over lawn

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:29
It usually grows on land of poor drainage and/or poor fertility.

Climbing prickly plant for fence

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:27
Pyracantha is all well and good, but if the dog gets a spine in his paw or skin it will mean trips to the vet, because they always go bad. Nothing growing is going to stop a Labrador. They are bred to push their way through thick undergrowth.

Labrador and 3 ft fence is never going to be a good combination - they are active dogs. If you can't manage hedge cutters can you manage long walks twice a day?

3 ft wire or trellis on top of the original fence is a minimum I should think.

Ivy Root

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 13:00
Hack away, the neighbour has no right to prevent you using your garage. Could you not speak to her, with a bottle of wine or box of chocolates in your hand?

Tiny chestnuts?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:56
If the tree is genetically programmed to have small nuts, getting it lots of friends will make absolutely no difference at all.

Dock by a pond

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:53
Or put a 2 litre plastic bottle (top and bottom removed) over each one and spray glyphosate into the bottle. Or put a bucket(s) over the plants you don't want to spray.

Glyphosate at the correct dilution is recommended for aquatic use.

christmas tree

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 00:32
Firstly I would check very, very carefully that you are talking about telephone wires and not power cables.

They will look ugly if you cut the tops off them. Perhaps you could plant some more, but not where they will grow into any wires.

Tiny chestnuts?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 20:40
Are you sure it is a sweet chestnut as we usually know it. I've never seen one with furry leaves. It isn't some strange variety from America is it?

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