I live next to a village vicarage with a huge garden. It isn't used as a vicarage and the church leases it out to tenants, none of whom attend to the garden.
It is a huge garden, one that needs an army of gardeners to care for it and it's encroaching into mine, the sun shines across the gardens from my direction
Even though there's a good strong wall between us, raspberry canes shoot up in my lawn, brambles tumble over the wall and send suckers over into my space, ivy and other creepers I don't know the names of, invade along with that pink flower called, I think, Rose Bay willow herb, and weeds are everywhere.
And don't mention dandelions.
I have a fairly large garden too, which I manage to keep tidy on my own by sowing it down to lawn and getting someone to mow it for me. I'm 82. Most flowers are in tubs which I look after myself.
I complained to the Parish council who said it was not their problem, but sent in a couple of boys to mow the lawn, which resembled a hayfield, as a gesture of goodwill'.
No-one can tell me who is responsible.
As I sit in my tidy garden I watch the thistle and dandelion seeds float over in clouds and there's nothing I can do. I could weep.
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