View of bare leylandii trunks...legal??

View of bare leylandii trunks...legal??

Postby capprii » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:10 am

Hi, hope this is posted correctly as I am new to this!..our neighbour has hacked his leyandii back but all that is left on the view we have are bare trunks with no branches at all...as you can imagine it looks ghastly...he has left foilage on his side so he looks onto a green hedge but we have bare wood.

Is it legal to leave us with this eyesore?

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Postby Slated » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:38 am

Hello

Sorry, but if they are his trees, he is perfectly entitled to cut them back to the trunk on one side. Have you thought about growing something your side to shield it?

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Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:45 am

http://www.findmeplants.co.uk/topten-fa ... mbers.aspx

It's probably best to plant something to hide the bare stems.
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View of bare leylandii trunks...legal??

Postby capprii » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:20 am

Hi, he has a wooden fence almost 7 feet tall infront of the trees and we are not allowed to touch it!...we have just had all our borders made easy to maintain with slate covering and a few tubs so putting plants in the ground to cover the trunks is not going to be possible....his trees are about 10 -12 feet tall ..looks like we will just have to grin and bear it..lol...

thanks for the advice..

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Re: View of bare leylandii trunks...legal??

Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:45 am

capprii wrote:Hi, he has a wooden fence almost 7 feet tall infront of the trees and we are not allowed to touch it!...we have just had all our borders made easy to maintain with slate covering and a few tubs so putting plants in the ground to cover the trunks is not going to be possible....his trees are about 10 -12 feet tall ..looks like we will just have to grin and bear it..lol...

thanks for the advice..

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Hi Capprii. There are still ways to hide the trunks. Bamboo in planters would work well, or tall bamboo poles with fishing line strung across like a web and climbing plants in planters.
Elaeagnus tied back to a cane structure would look wonderful and the flowers smell lovely. It has a shimmering silver colour when the wind blows, this will grow tall.
Photinia - Red Robin, is also evergreen and gets wonderful red foliage, this can aslo be tied to canes and kept back. It is fast growing and adds colour to the garden.

Where there's a will, there's a way. :wink:
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Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:13 pm

http://www.bamboostyle.co.uk/ecommerce/ ... ~Poles.htm

Fishing line can be bought from eBay as cheaply as a quid.

Drill small holes all the way up the bamboo poles, attach fishing line.

Plant variegated ivy, boston, ivy, jasmine, clematis etc...

This is a fun, cheap project which with give you the most beautiful screen. It will look gorgeous all year round and will smell beautiful when the jasmine is in flower.

Slim, long planters can be bought from most garden centres. I can't recommend this idea enough. It would be so easy to disguise something you don't want to see. Climbers grow so fast, they almost seem to grow right in front of your eyes. :lol:

Do consider turning a negative in to a positive, any garden can be lovely with a little imagination and work. :)
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Postby despair » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:59 pm

Tall Bamboo poles with wires or Runner Bean net between and grow a selection of climbers like Honeysuckle
Clematis Armandii
Summer Jasmine

these are all evergreen

Then add hybrid clematis Currently 1.79 each in Morrisons less £1 for 2

Grow them 3 at a time in big planters .........plant deeply and keep well watered and they will give you a blaze of colour all summer
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Re: View of bare leylandii trunks...legal??

Postby arborlad » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:46 pm

capprii wrote:our neighbour has hacked his leyandii back


Was this in response to any requests from you to reduce overhang etc.?

When this sort of work is done, there is normally two levels of 'workmanship'.

First is a bit of a hack and chop, leaving all sorts of dead and broken twigs and small branches, quite quick, but looks a mess.

Second is the removal of everything down to the smallest dead twig back to the trunk, lots of secateur work, very time consuming, but can look satisfactory when finished.
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