A couple who returned home from Lanzarote claim they were stunned to discover that their back garden had been ‘stolen’.
Linzi and Phil Wood claimed that while they were away, their path, rockery, plant pots and eight hanging baskets were all moved to next door’s garden.
The pair alleged that their £600 garden shed was moved and that even their flowers were replanted next door.
The couple said yesterday the cheeky switch has left a bland space of soil and grass where their garden ornaments used to be while they claim next door now looks more attractive with pretty pot plants and hanging baskets dotted around.
‘I was so angry and frustrated. All you have to do is look over the fence and the whole of my garden is there.
‘I was furious but sometimes we can't help but laugh about it - it's just so bizarre.’
Angry Linzi believes the property will now be seriously devalued.
She told The Mirror: ‘Most of what I said to my neighbour was unrepeatable – I think I was just screaming “it’s mine, it’s mine”.
‘He said he bought a ready-made garden for £220 from somebody else, not realising that it was our property and that it was being removed from the back of our house, just feet away.