Grandmother’s garden invaded by “unbearable” weeds after brambles in “no man’s land” left to invade the house
A GRAN’S garden was overrun with “unbearable” weeds after brambles in “no man’s land” invaded her house.
Angie Ryan, 60, says bushes and brambles crawl over her fence like a “huge blanket” at her home in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Despite her attempts to remove it, the weeds keep coming back and pushing her fence and “strangling” her flowers.
And among her flowers affected by brambles is a rose – which she planted in memory of her father.
Angie has been calling her housing company since early June to put an end to the invasive vegetation.
But she says the Hyde Group housing association lets her deal with the “nightmare” problem.
She told the Kent and Sussex Courier: âI don’t know why they’re not coming out.
âI think they see my number appear on the phone and ignore it. The bindweed appears as a huge blanket – going up and back.
“You can see it going forward and going. I’m doing what I can to keep it tidy, but now I hope that we have gone further, that we will see something done and that we will end this nightmare once and for all. “
Recently, she said someone had been sent to cut vegetation, but added that it “had not been done to a satisfactory standard”.
She nicknamed the piece of land “the void” where vegetation grows between its fence and the new houses.
But it’s become a place where people throw old stuff, including sofas.
And one day, while trying to cut the growing weeds, the grandmother fell from the wall in the passage – but she said that “only her pride” was hurt.
Hyde Property Services Housing Manager Jane Cox said: âI would like to apologize to Ms Ryan for any inconvenience caused.
“This area is a no man’s land between two houses.
âTherefore, we do not perform routine and regular maintenance of the land. We clean the area when we are informed that it needs to be cleaned.
“However, I can confirm that we cleaned it up on August 18th.
“In the future, we’ll be keeping an eye on it to make sure the bindweeds and brambles don’t get out of hand.”