can you cut back overhanging potted plants?

Re: can you cut back overhanging potted plants?

Postby COGGY » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:27 pm

I appreciate what you say Despair. I know how stressful neighbours can make life. This does not mean that all neighbours are bullies. The majority of people do want to be on good terms with their neighbours. Often each person is looking at a problem only from their own perspective. It is always wise, in my opinion, to try to sort out problems and get on with neighbours. It is not a good idea to treat everyone as though they are unreasonable/difficult. It is certainly not a good idea to encourage others to believe this. Obviously some neighbours are difficult, unreasonable, etc. but it is wiser to try to find a reasonable solution to any problem in the first place, rather than to "go in with all guns blazing". If things do deteriorate at least we are left with the knowledge that we have tried.
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Re: can you cut back overhanging potted plants?

Postby ukmicky » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:00 pm

A landowner does not have to check how a plant is rooted before he cuts back to a boundary .

The law would also not expect a neighbour to trespass into the airspace of another to work out if a plant was in a pot or not. So i very much doubt a court would penalize someone for cutting back potted plants to the boundary.

Why would there be a difference between a potted plant encroaching into a neighbours garden and one grown in the ground ?
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Re: can you cut back overhanging potted plants?

Postby Grapefruit » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:17 pm

Hmm, you make a valid point ukmicky, but I'd be hesitant to just cut it back and see what happens, especially if there have been "disputes" with these neighbours before... But apparently the pots have already been moved - small victory!
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Re: can you cut back overhanging potted plants?

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