A bit of a moan
Ok, I know that he’s not technically doing anything wrong – in fact he’s probably doing everything right, but it really bugs me when the neighbour whose garden backs onto mine chops down the ivy that grows up and over the dividing fence and then chucks the bits he’s chopped off back over into my garden.
I know ivy can be a real pain, and not everyone likes it, which I respect, and I try my level best to keep it under control – but obviously some wayward tendrils do weedle their way through the fence slats onto his side, and also it gets a bit heavy on the top where I struggle to reach.
I don’t mind in the slightest that he cuts it back on his side – it’s his prerogative I know, but I find it a bit petty that he throws it back over the fence, and I don’t want it! It all lands on my plants and looks unsightly until I notice and remove it, and it’s damaged plants on more than one occasion.
He does the same with the two trees that are in the border. If so much as one leaf happens to lean over into his garden, then off the end of the branch goes and whoosh, back into my garden it comes – even though I do lop the back of the tree myself to prevent this from happening as best I can.
As far as the trees go, I have noticed (looking from our back bedroom window) that he has nothing in his garden that is higher than the 6ft fence. No trees, shrubs, nothing – oh, apart from a rose arch. Other than that, his garden is very nice and he is always pottering about out there, so he obviously loves gardening. He just doesn’t like tall stuff.
Why can’t he just pop the bits he chops off into his own green bag? There’s not a lot of it at any one time.
Yes, I know, I know, he’s not doing anything wrong, and this is what we’re all supposed to do, but it really bugs me and I just wanted to get it off my chest.
There! That feels better!
- 4 Jun, 2010
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