Did You Know Your Gardening Habits Might Actually Be Illegal?
Gardening probably seems like a very innocuous pastime to have, a fun hobby you’re unlikely to run into any trouble doing… but in actual fact, you could find yourself in hot water if you have a few gardening habits that aren’t on the right side of the law!
That’s right, occasionally you could find yourself doing something illegal just by hanging out in your very own garden. Experts from GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have published a little list of just some of the activities that could see you earn yourselves a slap on the wrist so take a bit of time to read them to find out if you are a renegade gardener or not.
Do you, for example, trim any overhanging branches that make their way from your neighbour’s yard to your own? You’re only able to trim them up to the property line – if you lean into the neighbouring garden, you’re actually trespassing.
And if your neighbour’s apple tree drops fruit in your garden, you can’t keep it for yourself. Wind-fallen fruit belongs to the person who owns the tree so either give them back or ask permission to have them first.
Take care as well if your neighbours have a window that has received natural light for two decades or more – you’re not allowed to block this window with a new tree.
It’s also illegal to disturb an active bird’s nest knowingly and a lot of birds use hedges to nest in so make sure you’re careful the next time you get the strimmer or the secateurs out.
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