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I hate to say it, but he sounds like the sort of sicko who would do something to a dog.
Zoomer- a pro gardener to 'trim' the hedge sounds like an excellent idea. Good luck.
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Good idea about getting soemone in but it's a shame if you have to resort to it. Of course, you have to 'legally' hand back what you cut off on your side as it belongs to him! That'll larn 'im!
The only thing that would worry me is that it could create a further issue because if any of 'his' side gets chopped he might retaliate. Not easy Zoomer. Do you think it would be wise to inform him that you're doing that - just in case?
Good luck though.
zoomer.. as long as you dont cut back futher than the boundary.. maybe leave it just inside yours.. he can not say a thing to you at all... aslong as you give him back the trimmings.
There look to be two garden companies nearby and I've found a site on line where, after describing the job to be done, I receive 3 quotes.
I just want the problem to go away and thought it had until last weekend. I'll take before and after pics just in case they're needed at a later date and will be mindful not to cut to close to the boundary.
I don't relish the thought of telling him the plan, but of course, the reason for it is due to the climbers becoming over grown on my side and begining to climb up the house and if he can think of a better solution I'd be happy to listen. I'll be able to ask where he would like me to put his trimmings .
The jury's still out as to whether to tell him but I'd take a friends OH for moral support, if I do. One does spring to mind, who is as placid as a lamb but appearances can project a different picture.
A dog's out of the question, I have a cat and work full time although it's a nice thought.
Wish me luck. Hopefully I'll get the quotes tomorrow.
"I'll be able to ask where he would like me to put his trimmings ."
I have a suggestion but it's not printable!
You don't have to tell him about your plan; just do it. The trimmings can be put in rubbish bags or those large 'skip' bags, and put in his front garden. It sounds like the less contact you have with him the better.
Re tape recording him - I just looked on 'a well known auction site' and there are proper dictaphones for about fourteen quid with tapes included. Easy to turn on if he starts playing up and non new age technical!
Nice to see this thread resurrected. Horrid situation to be in - we also have a neighbour we find it best to ignore, he has been rude so often. My only comment on all the good advice given is that dictaphones often need to be held next to the mouth because they aren't very powerful.
That's probably true - I hadn't thought of that (horrible memories of a temp job as an audio typist about 100 years ago is my closest recent experience of them!)
Can I add myown rant ( nothing as distressing as yours Zoomer ).
It's the seagulls- all they do day and night at the moment is squalk
The potty gardener wrote (see)
Can I add myown rant ( nothing as distressing as yours Zoomer ). It's the seagulls- all they do day and night at the moment is squalk
I have the same problem with sparrows, one sits on the roof and another in my shade tree and they screech at eachother for hours. I wouldn't mind if they would "sing", but the screeching really get on your nerves!
I live fairly near the sea and seagulls are often inland, especially if the weather is bad. I don't mind the noise - its the target practice that really irritates me. How did they get so expert at hitting my washing???
Years ago I saw a sign. "Keep Scarborough tidy eat a seagull"..
It's the magpies that make all the din in our garden, but at least if you clap they fly off. Think they go off to steal tomatoes elsewhere.
My MOB rant is about hosepipe connectors. The hozelock type that you screw onto the tap.
Someone is going around the allotment and stealing them! I took to hiding one under my water tanks and they've even taken that one! I know they're not expensive, but when you're all set up with hose and have a tap available it's very frustrating to then have to go shopping for another connector. Especially when you get back and find the tap is now in use for the next two hours. I am now taking it home, but it's yet another thing to remember to take with me.
The only birds I have issues with are pigeons - they totally stripped (I mean everything) my OH's runners and pumpkins on one plot. She was not best pleased. The seagulls seem to be able to target our two kids which is often very funny.
Seagulls yeah.. they go on late then start again about 3am.. and the magpies.. sqwaking to each other.. and r bullies in my garden.. they chase off all other ground feeding birds.
Then theres the foxes all night screeching.. I love nature... but its pi
Pushing its luck at mo.. keepin me up when have just gone off with this heat.I
KEF - I've sorted the magpies with my 'mesh door covers'... little b*****s.
Thay are clever though.
Re the seagull sign - about 30 years ago I bought my BIL a sticker for his car which read 'preserve wildlife - pickle a squirrel'. He loved it but I don't know how well it went down with his boss.
He worked for the Nature Conservancy Council.....
Totally true GG!
I once stgod in a shop and giggled helplessly at signs like that for an embarrassingly long time. Unfortunately, the ones I remember were too rude to repeat on here. I wish I could!!