Our neighbour over the back fence has a rather large Leylandi hedge that blocks out light both because it is tall and because it hangs over our side of the hedge, making it cast the shadow of an even higher purely vertical hedge. It completely overhung our shed, as the following two pictures show. The front of the shed is about two meters from the back fence.
Last year, our neighbour offered to come over and trim it, but we were entertaining so we passed up the opportunity. A couple of weeks ago I went over to invite him to have a crack at it again. I’ve been like a tiger pacing his cage waiting to just rip into ever since, and this happy morning we went at it together with a handsaw and hedge trimmer. It was very therapeutic.
The shed will now have to cope with the rigours of sun, wind and rain.