Glenyse Bradbury loves her garden and has spent the past 23 years lovingly tending it.
But over the past few years she has been locked in a dispute over the maintenance of some trees in the grounds of a neighbouring school.
That has, she says, ruined her enjoyment of the outside of her home in Aldbury Close, Athersley, and cast a dark shadow, quite literally, over her garden.
Glenyse, 67, says she had no problems whatsoever with the large sycamore trees in the grounds of the old Springwell School for most of the time she has lived there.
But, she insists, since the new school was built, and the maintenance was taken over by developer Laing, the trees have been allowed to grow to such an extent that they now block sunlight from her garden and left her battling the thousands of seeds that are blowing from the trees to try to take root in her garden.
Glenyse, a supervisor with the Office for National Statistics, said: "The trees are now so large that for most of the year there is no sun in my garden.
"When the council was responsible they used to come and inspect and trim the trees every year, they kept on top of everything. But I have been in correspondence with Laing for more than a year now and the situation is still not resolved.
"Autumn is here again, the trees are blocking all sunlight from my garden, my husband and I used to love to sit out her and enjoy it, but we can no longer do that, we can't enjoy it any more.
"The height of the trees and the impact they have on my garden cannot be appreciated from the other side of the fence since the houses on Aldbury Close are at least six feet below the ground level of the school."
A spokesman for Laing's local authority communications and project office said: "A response will be made as soon as the necessary site inspection has been made and the findings analysed."