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No stories to add I am afraid but I feel your pain! So sorry for your loss!
Just wait till Bob a Job week comes, i wouldnt go to work if i were you Ryan, who knows what might happen, how much did she get by the way
Ryan............how dreadful..........is your step sister still alive ?
I've never yet hired a "gardener"...( well, I guess you didn't either ! ) but have had people lay large amounts of stonework......the guy in charge was a gardener himself but that didn't stop him trashing stuff
Take a deep breath, sit your step sister down and try to explain the difference between weeding and total annilhation.......you never know, if you persevere she may well turn out to be a gardener in years to come.
This has probably not made you feel much better but you are not completely alone
Exactly why my OH is permenantly banned from the borders. One time I came home from work to find he had pruned the low growing Juniperus which was a complete hack job and took alot of medning from me. Even when I explained the correct method of pruing unwanted growth from beneth new grow to hide the chopped branches, it went in one ear and out the other.
I guess, not all of us are blessed with green fingers
I'd give it another 24 hours yet Ryan
Oh Ryan, that's terrible and I'm so sorry I hope you do get even bigger and better plants as replacements.
Ryan, that's awful Even OH was shocked and he doesn't give two hoots about the garden
My dad does similar things to their garden. My mum will have some plants she likes, and if dad doesn't like them as much they get 'weeded out'. I think she's given up now!
Ryan...........I'd go with Nutcutlet's suggestion..........don't come round too soon.......you still have a bit of bargaining power and whatever you do, don't admit you didn't particularly like some of the trashed plants.......you are in the best bargaining position right now.......don't waste it
Get step sister to look up replacement plants on computer for you......keeps her out of the garden at least and she'll maybe get an idea how much pocket money she needs to spend
Most of all, don't worry
When I became the vicar of my last church a church warden declared her intention to cut down a beautiful established magnolia from the front garden of the vicarage. I told her that it would happen over my dead body. I'm glad to say that it still looks glorious in the spring. I would ask your step dad and step sister not to do anything in the garden without talking to you beforehand. I feel for you, get them to buy you some replacements and start again. It won't take long before its looking good again.
Nothing I can really say but so sorry for you Ryan. I know how I feel if just one plant is damaged.
I think setbacks can make a person stronger........ But, don't kill anyone just yet!
I'm sure she feels bad though doesn't she Ryan?
I've noticed some non gardeners think chopping things down is like tidying up and she probably thought she would be doing you a favour, not recognising them as plants.
I've little doubt that if I should be incapacitated in some way, my garden would be strimmed to the ground by well meaning friends and relatives.
Use your considerable skills to salvage what is left!
Sad Ryan, but on the good side, rosebay willow herb is absolutely lethal to fuchsias, so she did do you a favour there.
Beckie, you're a girl after my own heart! Ryan, anything you really want and didn't have? Get a list drawn up, philippa's right, make the most of this opportunity!
Ryan. So sorry for you. As another member has voiced. I wonder how the lass feels. Please try and forgive and forget. Situations such as this do sadly happen. Question should be. Who is to blame?
Scott. Phew! someone up there must have a liking for you. Just imagine. The CW could have been a schizophrenic. The retort could have been.....can be arranged!
My goodness that would have really upset me too Ryan. As has been said already,I should imagine this is not just upsetting for you but probably for your step sister too. Perhaps for future reference,make it quite clear to the family that they don't do anything to the garden unless you are present.