The trees are gone!
Or new neighbours, not quite moved in yet, asked us if we would mind then chopping down the trees in their new garden.
I thought it was amazingly friendly that they asked, and that they said they saw how much sun the trees took from our garden, before doing it.
We now have less leaves falling on our astro-turf, and more sun. Rather than login the sun at 3pm as it did behind the trees we has sun right up to 4:30 as the sun slipped behind the house. Superb!
We are very happy!