And what do we need to do to cut it right down and/or restrict its growth? If I have to help pay for a gardener to do the job, I will. It's growing outside my friends place in Islington and it's starting to get a little out of control. It was there when she moved in a year ago and is blocking out the light to her living room and just becoming a nuisance on the street to everyone as you can see from the pictures. But it's far too big for her and I to start at it with clippers... was wondering whether all we needed to is to rent some ladders and electric trimmers but it's a daunting task. It's bigger than the both of us. Thanks for all help... BV .