"Jeana" wrote :
I think the gracious thing to do is take the vine out. It doesn't really
matter which one of you is the crank. ;)
Personally I think that's overdoing it. If Michele enjoys the vine, she
should keep it. As it was suggested before, I wouldn't go on their property
to trim it. If it can't be trimmed from her own side, then they obviously
have the right to trim it themselves from their side. Let them do it.
I'd like to note, that the neighbor should quit being a crybaby, and trim
the damn vine themselves. I certainly would. And I certainly would not gripe
about something that stupid to someone who had been kind enough to invite me
over for wine.
But then, I also tend to do things like pick & eat the tomatoes and
cucumbers that a neighbors vines produce on MY side of the fence.
And I don't gripe when her leaves blow into my tree-less yard.
Bonny, You sound like the type of neighbor I am used to (before these people
I just remembered that they have a lilac bush that overhangs my fence. I
wonder if I should pick the flowers myself, or order them to trim it so that
it doesn't hang over my property?
(I think I'll pick them. I love lilacs.)
My neighbor is at the foot of a huge retaining wall "cliff" & years ago he
planted a row of lilacs trees down there. They now have their tops above
the retaining wall, so up here on top it's like I have a little hedgerow
of white, blue, and pale blue lilacs. I really appreciate them.
-paghat the ratgirl
"Of what are you afraid, my child?" inquired the kindly teacher.
"Oh, sir! The flowers, they are wild," replied the timid creature.
I think you are being too hard on the neighbors. The original poster
has planted an invasive weed (weed being a relative term -- I love
my morning glories) that she happens to like, but which is
invading into her neighbors property and destroying their garden.
They were appropriate in broaching the subject and providing an
alternative to killing the weed.
The original poster doesn't have a legal leg to stand on, and frankly,
it is not "neighborly" to plant invasive plants at a boundary and
expect your neighbors to suck it up when they invade.
The neighbors are not obligated to spend their time cleaning up
after the poster, and it is silly to expect them to.
Some years ago, I had an apple tree that had grown large and
had branches that overhung my neighbors yard. Every year, it
would drop many, many apples onto their yard where they rotted
and caused problems with lawn maintenance. My neighbors, quite
appropriately, asked me to fix this, and I did.
The poster should realize that not everybody is obliged to share
her taste in invasive plants, and make sure that she stops imposing
on her neighbors.
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