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    • theshoefairy
    • By theshoefairy 5th Jul 18, 2:50 PM
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    Absolutely livid today!
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    • 5th Jul 18, 2:50 PM
    Absolutely livid today! 5th Jul 18 at 2:50 PM
    I've had an ongoing problem with the neighbour behind my house for years. His garden is a tip and he's planted bushes with thorns and brambles at the bottom of his garden. These are now out of control. They're encroaching on my garden so much I can barely use the bottom of my garden anymore. They have to be at least 10ft high. I can only now see half of my fence so I can't paint it to preserve it. It's causing a lot of insects and flies and it also stinks for some reason. I am 4ft 11 and pregnant, baby due tomorrow actually so trying to cut them isn't an option, not that I would be able to reach. It's also making a terrible mess on my patio and I am now fuming because my dog has stepped on one of the Thorne and is limping. I phoned the council and wsd told they can't do anything. The worst thing now is that he has built the ground level of his garden up so it is about 3ft higher than mine and all the soil is resting against my brick shed and it's causing terrible damp to the point I can't store anything in there as it's going mouldy. Can some please advise?
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    • tori.k
    • By tori.k 5th Jul 18, 5:54 PM
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    Have you actually ever asked them to do some housekeeping at the bottom of there garden, they wont know its an issue unless somebody says something. If the tea and cake approach has been tried and failed, then I would be back on the blower to the council, there is action they can take as part of the town or the town and country planning act.
    If everything has been tried and failed then you could take the drastic measure of placing the lead runner of the bramble into a jar containing some SBK weedkiller for a week or so this is a systemic weedkiller and will take the weedkiller back to the root, without effecting the plants around them.
    but also in fairness to your neighbour if its got to the stage that you cannot get to your fence because of the brambles your not maintaining that part of the garden often either.
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