A Gravesend couple have been left frustrated after a bush next-door which took on a life of its own.

Tony Johnson, 72, and his wife Barbara, 67, of Marling Way, were horrified when the foliage tipped over on to their son’s car.

They were forced to put up poles to release the car and keep the bush from collapsing any further into their drive.

A builder donated the equipment but is now beginning to charge rental and the couple are growing desperate.


This Is Local London: Burgeoning bush causes misery for Gravesend coupleMr Johnson told News Shopper: "It’s been sheer frustration for us.

"We noticed it when we came back from holiday in February and told the letting agents because the owner of the property is away.

"I told the letting agent if he did not get back to me with a proper response I would dump all of the cuttings from the hedge into that driveway.

"They seem to be dragging their feet."

A spokesman for the letting agent, Walker Jarvis Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors, was unavailable for comment.