I bought a new toy . . .
. . . tried it out on my neighbour’s tree – and threw the trimmings over his wall!
As you can see below, his ‘hedge’ overhangs the pavement quite a lot. I’ve reported it to the council.
I might not have been able to reach the top, but I did manage to remove a lot of side branches I’m already getting more light to my garden.
I also went along the boundary with garden shears and cut back everything I could reach, along with a ton of ivy growing on the wall.
It doesn’t look as though I cut much back, but I can only cut back to the edge of the wall (though I went a little further than that).
Ivy seems to be the only thing holding my neighbour’s wall together.
This wall needs serious attention before it collapses. An excuse to get the neighbour to call round so we can point this out – along with the tree issue.