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20/04/2012 at 20:31

 Russian V neighbour has been out walking on my flower beds again, I need a gardeners revenge, Euphorbia sap, weeds in the lawn or castor oil..............

20/04/2012 at 20:33


20/04/2012 at 20:33

figrat-no -that is a turnip- as in "that's a turnip for the book"

kate-put down some PRUNNINGS

20/04/2012 at 20:34

I've still got the tank.

20/04/2012 at 20:36


20/04/2012 at 20:37

another story-will find it

20/04/2012 at 20:41
20/04/2012 at 20:43

It is just so annoying, he is oblivious to all my defences, I have stakes in the ground, mahonia PRUNNNINGS, a chipped terracotta pot. The odd thing is that I would not have noticed if he had not been chatting to another neighbour, at least he had the decency to look embarrassed when he saw me watching.

20/04/2012 at 20:47

A suggestion-can you not put up a chain betwen the two gardens hanging from say 9 inch posts? -or some solar lights along the border?

20/04/2012 at 20:50

Hah! So the pigeon has to have back pack of vine weevil, drop them at yours, pick up directions for pyracantha martyrs, reload, back to Kate's, back to yours to refuel with vine weevil (if chucks haven't already guzzled them), load toms, off to Kate's again, and back here to feast on brassicas? Have you got pigeon savvy satnav?

20/04/2012 at 21:00

what about the tank-and the children who will take care of the children?

monty has just said PRUNNINGS

20/04/2012 at 21:03

Damn! Forgot it's GW! Have Shrek4 on DVD...

20/04/2012 at 21:04


20/04/2012 at 21:05

The problem is a very poor design by the builders, I do not think they imagined someone claiming the 6 inches. If we had known when we moved in we would have fenced it. I knew nothing about gardening then. 

Sadly Geoff only a wall would stop him, he has no sense of boundaries hence all the public phonecalls and regular outings in his undies.

20/04/2012 at 21:40

There must be some solution-what if you want to sell?

20/04/2012 at 21:41

@Sotongeoff: My neighbours built a large patio area and gave the rest over to their children. They much admire my garden and on the whole they are nice people but in my day, I would tell my kids off if they made too much noise. We live near old peoples homes and its just not polite behaviour in my book, but that seems to be an old fashioned attitude these days. Dogs bark constantly, music blairs out loudly and the kids scream and shout at each other whenever they are together. It's really impossible to enjoy any serene time on ones own patio/sun areas at those times, but as I said, at least I do have my garden with flowers now, no ugly eye sore next door and if I must be outside between terms, I can take the MP3 player.Its the lesser of two evils beause I would never want those weeds again.

20/04/2012 at 21:54
Blimey. This makes me feel so lucky. My house is in its own, tucked inside a granite walled garden but right in the middle of town. I let my neighbours keep their wheelie bins etc up my back passage (!) but the deal is they take all bins out on collection days and bring them back in. Never see them really. MP3 player sounds like a good strategy.
20/04/2012 at 22:03
kate1123 wrote (see)

...he has no sense of boundaries hence all the public phonecalls and regular outings in his undies.

This is it in a nutshell Kate, as with my neighbours, its misunderstanding or choosing to ignore invisible boundaries as well as those you can see.

20/04/2012 at 22:03

Wintersong I am also a MP3 fan, apparently wanting to be able to think in your own garden is unusual

Geoff it is only really a problem to a gardener, if I had left the original mix of car park shrubs there it would not really be a problem as he could have trod on them.

figrat you are lucky

20/04/2012 at 23:03
sotongeoff wrote (see)

Kate they should be but growing tomatoes outdoors is always dodgy-pot,growbag, or in the garden ?

I always grow my tomatoes in pots on the patio up against the privet hedge.  It gets a bit hard to cut that bit of hedge but it shelters them from the wind.

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