I absolutely love Trees, in the right place. However, Some person in our Street has planted a Cercis Forest Pansy, beautiful Tree, but right on the footpath. I truly despair of people who do this kind of thing. Putting a lovely tree, which will reach 4 - 8 meters in height and spread right against the only footpath on the street. Especially as they have a big front garden on the other side of the wall with ample space to allow this tree to thrive and look fabulous in a few years time. Where it is now it won’t be long before the Parish Council ask them to cut it right back. We have many elderly people who use the path every day, one lady near me as macular degeneration and uses a stick. So sad 😞
I'm surprised that anyone would plant a tree outside their garden.
We have a small area outside the front garden which some folk use to plant bedding plants and the like, but mostly it's just grass. The gardens opposite have trees, in some cases quite large, but they don't impinge on the footpath.
Post by Honeysuckle Woodbine on Sept 27, 2019 18:40:34 GMT
I thought of a campaign to "Keep it Youe Side" for people with trees , hedges etc overhanging the pavements. There's a house here where the hawthorn hedge is way over the public path so two people can't walk together or pass . It's en route to the junior / infant school and anyone pushing a pram, with a small child /ren, can't walk alongside. It's also on the corner and people passing have to walk into the road to pass. The council have been approached but nothing gets done as it's a private garden. There is also a footpath where gardens both sides have pyracantha and bramble meeting across the width. Rarely get cut back and can catch the unwary in the face.
The trouble is, I have noticed, that those who do this never actually walk up the street. They just get in their car and drive to work/shop/ home and are completely unaware of the problem as it simply doesn’t affect them. I am certain they are not horrible people just thoughtless. In my garden I am very aware of where and what I plant, and if anything looks likely to trespass into my neighbours I cut it back, sadly cannot say the same for them 😕
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Post by Honeysuckle Woodbine on Sept 27, 2019 21:16:35 GMT
We alaways cut our stuff back. Had a lady neighbouur who always allowed us in to her garden so we could cut back away from her side. With her consent while she was out. Then she married and he was awful bossy and selfish, tried to take our boundary. Removed our fence and erected "Fort Knox" = it's nice and sturdy = but also put up heavy padlocked gates so we couldn't have access.
New neighbour has asked us to cut back occasionally , so last time we cut back way over our side and she hasn't asked again.
We are fortunate to have neighbours with whom we get on well.
One side has a clematis that grows wildly on our side and wraps itself around a holly tree and a climbing rose. However, it does produce lovely flowers in late Spring, and they don't mind in the least if we cut it back.
On the other side, we share our climbing rose and they share their ivy.