The man who refuses to cut his 22ft garden hedge despite pleas from his neighbour says the reason it got so big was because around 1995 onward he 'just got tired of cutting it and it began to grow'.
A feud between two neighbours about a hedge is now in its eighth year, with neither side showing any signs of backing down.
The hedge is 22-feet high and arguments over its future have cost thousands of pounds and reached as far as the High Court.
The hedge belongs to Michael Pelling and is causing problems to Christine Hodgson next door. She says the hedge cuts out so much light she has to have the light on indoors during the day.
When asked if he can see that the light is being blocked from his neighbour Mr Pelling said: "I accept it has some effect but I think she exaggerates that becuse she's getting plenty of light from the street frontage and the north side".
Two north-east London neighbours are embroiled in a feud over a garden hedge that has grown massively out-of-control and now stands at 22ft tall.
The dense foilage runs along Dr Michael Pellins front fence in Forest Gate, his neighbour says it blocks the light and view from her front room.
Neighbour Dr Christine Hodgson first complained about the towering shrub to Newham Council in June 2006 saying she cannot grow anything herself in her garden due to the light being blocked. Dr Hodgson then complained again in 2008 after she says no action was taken previously by the council.
Mr Pellins was ordered to take down the shrub in 2009 by Newham Council, however he won a High Court judicial review.
Dr Hodgson has recently reissued her complaint.