A GARDENER has divided opinion after he hacked down his neighbours vines when they began creeping over his wall.
The Russian variety of the plant had overgrown into Luke’s, of Just Gardens, private plot but the neighbours had asked him not to touch the plant regardless.
However, in spite of their warning Luke shared a TikTok video of him cutting down the end using a hedge trimmer.
Captioning his video the gardener wrote: “Neighbours over the fence shouted “don’t touch our vines”.
“I thought, as if they’d even know. It’s a jungle!”
According to the Royal Horticultural Society it is permissible to cut down overhanging branches provided it is done without trespassing onto the other person’s property.
It is also permissible to climb into the tree to undertake the work, again so long as it does not require going into the neighbour’s garden/land.
And it seems that viewers of the video were quick to agree that Luke was well within his rights.
Commenting, one wrote: “If it’s on my side bye bye I’d have done the same.”
“What’s on their side of the fence stays on their side and what’s on yours, well..can come off 😎” agreed another.
Meanwhile a third added: “Russian vine very invasive! 🥺”
However, others thought that he should have kept the vine as it was.
“It’s so much prettier hanging over,” they wrote.
“why even bother though, it looks cool overhanging,” added another.