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Trimming neighbours hedge and the cuttings?

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vortexshedding Fri 30-Jan-15 12:00:55

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WaitingForMe Fri 30-Jan-15 12:10:19

You are well within your rights to trim it flush with the boundary. Why would you give him some of your garden?

But I think the law is that you have to offer the clippings back to him as it's technically his hedge.

Methe Fri 30-Jan-15 12:12:47

You are certainly fine to chop the hedge back to the boundary line smile

Ferguson Fri 30-Jan-15 19:22:40

It will look better on your side and more 'natural' if you use secateurs, and choose thicker branches to cut, rather than just going over it with shears or electric hedge trimmer making it looked 'scalped'. Though maybe you're not too concerned about the aesthetics!

But how will you reach the high parts? And wear gloves, as leylandii can cause skin reactions.

[For us, situation was reversed, as we had the leylandii hedge; but I could squeeze behind it, to the wire fence and cut pieces off to prevent it going next door. But after 20 years it got too hard to control, so we had it all cut down.]

vortexshedding Sat 31-Jan-15 08:29:10

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Eve Sat 31-Jan-15 08:37:37

Will a new hedge you plant grow next to leylandi as they destroy the soil?

peggyundercrackers Sat 31-Jan-15 08:43:44

You can chop it back to boundary and but you need to offer cuttings back to ndn.

Ferguson Sat 31-Jan-15 19:37:36

So what sort are you planning to plant? And if you can, leave a good gap, away from the other one.

vortexshedding Tue 03-Feb-15 20:03:31

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garTREE0153 Wed 04-Feb-15 11:48:41

Leylandii is a loose term often in Britain people mistake Lawson's Cypress and Western Red Cedar for Leylandii. Western Red of the the three common con: hedge plants keeps leaves deep in plant (shade Tolerant) thus less dead unsightly stubs without green can be cut harder
btw planting trees ?

There is advice for free on net

Barrister called Charles minors (mynors?) wrote on law trees and hedges

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