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    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 12th Jul 17, 10:57 AM
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    Cutting my own flowers over my neighbours' boundary
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    • 12th Jul 17, 10:57 AM
    Cutting my own flowers over my neighbours' boundary 12th Jul 17 at 10:57 AM
    Thought you people would know as it's a boundary thing.

    I have flowers growing up a trellis type fence on the boundary with my neighbours. Can I lean over/reach through and cut flowers that are poking through on my neighbours' side? Do the flowers on their side still belong to me?

    Just curious really. My neighbours are lovely and really don't mind what I do.
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 12th Jul 17, 12:49 PM
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    No, that would be impossible. If the wind was from the east then an overhanging plant would belong to one person, while if the wind was from the west it would belong to somebody else.
    Originally posted by ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    Love it!

    On a windy day.... "It's mine!"
    "No, now it's mine!"
    "No, Now It's mine again!"
    "Tough! It's mine and I've cut it down. Yah Boo!"
    • G_M
    • By G_M 12th Jul 17, 12:51 PM
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    Its just a discussion, no need to make personal remarks.
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    Did I miss a personal remark? Or has it been deleted?
    • Teapot55
    • By Teapot55 12th Jul 17, 1:04 PM
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    Oh dear, this reminds me of the time I got carried away with the pruning & thought I would trim my neighbour's shrub just from where it was past the boundary wall, ie, on my side.

    I then decided that I would lean over the wall & give it a proper haircut, thinking it would also be good for the plant & save her a job!

    She was not amused. Fortunately for me our long-standing neighbourly relationship survived.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 12th Jul 17, 2:53 PM
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    You can't trespass into their property in order to cut down your plants. leaning far over the boundary is also trespass. If you cut from your side and bits fell over there, you really need consent if you need to want to retrieve the debris.
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