Our neighbour has a 12ft leylandii hedge qrowing adjacent to our dividing fence. We can no longer grow healthy plants -digging down yesterday I found lots of thick roots which can only belong to the 'hedge' - they are feeding off our nourished border because on there side it is flagged. They are only having it cut once every 2 years - they say that is sufficient and they like the green on their side for privacy - on our side it is dead because we insisted it was cut back so we could get the dividing fence panels out to maintain them. They don't seem to see the problem. we have already had to take down the summerhouse which we loved to use in the sumer because the hedge over hung the back making it constantly wet and rotted it.
Any suggestions - a) how we persuade them to take it down before it affects our property and b) how can we make our side look more attractive?
We loved our garden - now we do nothing but worry about the damage it is doing.
- 8 Oct, 2011