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  •  I dunno. (7+ / 0-)

    I thought of maybe getting some sheet metal and pounding it down into the ground alongside the driveway.  There are a few worries with that, though.  Having a metal 'wall' sticking a foot or so up out of the ground (1) would be ugly as hell, (2) could be its own safety hazard since the driveway is so narrow, and (3) would be a trespass on their property (my driveway, even for as narrow as it is, technically encroaches on their property).

    •  no - not sticking up... (7+ / 0-)

      but sunk into the ground... so runners can't be sent out by plants so they grow on YOUR side.

      Can you take a pix of the edge of your driveway with the boulders?

      Even a brick border may help to keep certain plants at bay... not entirely, but slow them down.

      Ivy... you can't do much except rip up and cut.  But that's the easiest to maintain overall.  Ivy has specific growing times.

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 10:28:37 AM PDT

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    •  Does it have to stick up out of the ground? (7+ / 0-)

      I'm mostly worried about your hands.  It's one thing to work yourself to the bones on your own stuff, but what a frustration to wreck your body (temporarily, knock wood) from cleaning up after someone else!  Unacceptable.

      Kish is on to something with her "alter the set up to minimize maintenance" perspective on it.  And ideally, the cost of making those changes would be shared, but i'm guessing that won't happen.  Still, it might be worth trying to engage on that front on the off chance the spirit of cooperation will prevail ... for greatest effect, maybe they would have to put some kind of plant barrier in on their side, and you can do the same on yours ...

      I dunno.  But this situation doesn't seem sustainable ...

      Ice up those hands ... soak those muscles ...  watch junk tv and have a glass of wine.

      Those are my orders.

      •  unfortunately... (5+ / 0-)

        the junk on tv is junkier than usual!! Not even any good My Cat from Hell repeats or good cooking shows!!

        poor welso.

        I'll say this, the neighbor who has been there longest now next to me was NOT always the best neighbor.  But when his neighbors from hell moved next to him, I think he realized I really wasn't that bad in comparison.  ;-)  His wife and I always got along, though... she would always ask me gardening advice!

        The newer neighbors (the Mormons with six kids) are really quite nice.  The fence between us is theirs, and it is about time to soon be replaced.  He spoke to me a couple of times, apologizing (some panels keep blowing down).  If he doesn't get to putting them back up, I do.  But while the fence will eventually need to be replaced, honestly, he has other expenses right now (aside from the six kids!!) and he wants wood, not vinyl.  So I told him it wasn't a big deal to me, nor an eyesore, and if he needed to wait a few more seasons, that was okay with me.  I wouldn't mind a lower fence.  I think he is a little self-conscious about all his kids running around, so prefers something a little higher.

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 02:27:56 PM PDT

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