‘Think twice’: Six garden laws you could be breaking without realising – ‘avoid’ conflict

“While it may be tempting to ask your neighbours to get sweeping, as the tree belongs to them, it could be wise to invest in a leaf blower or a rake of your own. This way, your garden can remain pristine.”

5. Taking flowers from neighbours

Certain trees and plants produce very pretty flowers, which can be tempting to take and put in a vase in your own home.

While the flowers may have already fallen or may be able to fall from the tree, the legal experts said the neighbours have every right to ask for them back, just like with their fruit.

They added: “So instead, try ordering some seeds, spades and gardening gear yourself, and get planting.”

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