A couple of weeks ago my neighbour told me that they had decided to cut down the Leylandii at the bottom of the garden. It has to be at least 200 feet high. It is planted in the corner and overhangs my garden by 10 feet or more. It shades my raised veg beds and stops them getting any rain, which means I can’t plant anything towards the back of the bed, and it sheds dead needles all year round.
I almost jumped for joy when she told me but practised a little restraint – when I really wanted to say ‘goody goody gumdrops’ or words to that effect. The only thing I will miss it for is the shade it affords when I sit on my garden bench in the summer admiring my vegetables – other than that it serves no useful purpose as far as I can see – and I say ‘good riddance’.
Whew – thank goodness for that!
Sorry pigeons – you’ll just have to find somewhere else to roost.