A woman has been evicted from her home for letting the weeds in her garden grow so high they can be seen from space.
The ten foot-high undergrowth in Rachel McGarie’s backyard has swamped a six foot child’s swing, a garden shed and reach the window of the flat on the floor above her.
The 29-year-old who has not managed the foliage for six years is now living with a dense mass of brambles that can be recognised on satellite map Google Earth and has been evicted by her housing association.
The local council in Yate near Bristol repeatedly warned her of the consequences if she continued to let the weeds growing.
Managing the garden was part of Ms McGarie’s tenancy agreement when she moved into the two-bedroom flat approximately a decade ago.
Merlin Housing Society, which owns the property, took legal action against her last month and after a hearing at Bristol County Court she moved out on April 18th.
Roy Didcott who lives in the flat above claims he could pick blackberries from his window.
The 63-year-old said: “I even took photos of the front garden because it was getting overgrown and sent them to the council.