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Hmm not sure why this just got posted again. removed anyway now.
Artjak, Weedkiller is potentially more dangerous than pesticide (having had a brother in law who died from weedkiller poisoning 30 years ago it's something I know about only too well). OK weedkiller formulas have changed over the years and what you can buy in the Garden Centre is totally different to that which was available 30 years ago, but what is available to professionals and commercial people today may be a whole different issue, and what comes over into a residential area (accidentally or carelessly) may be another matter. I would certainly follow it up, but, as 'Dove' says, it may not serve you best to go in with all guns blazing.
I would ask first what chemicals were used in the spraying?, can he/they supply you with a copy of the COSHH details relating specifically to the chemicals used? who carried out the work? is it likely to happen again and if so when? and what safeguards has he/they put in place to protect third parties and their property?. This will do a number of things: 1). It will demonstrate you have very real concerns over what happened, not just as a matter of inconvenience but on H&S grounds. 2). It will show you are asking reasonable questions, 3). That you expect reasonable answers: 4). that you are prepared to investigate the Health & Safety issues relating to the product he/they used. It may also pay to ask for a copy of their 3rd party liability insurance. Every business is legally obliged to have this and it will indicate you are sufficiently aware of his obligations and are prepared to follow through with legal representation if he/they refuse to comply. Hope this helps. John H
well done little-ann
Pain in the b*** aren't they?
John H, Thankyou vey much for all that very precise info. I shall write it up and deliver to him over next few days. Again, thank you.
Good luck with it art. Always best to go about it the nice way to start with. Your garden's so much more than just a collection of plants or a sum of money spent. Hope you get a good resolution.
Best of luck Art
Same from me Art
We have a mizzly drizzly Midsummer Day here in Norfolk at the moment, but I thought I'd take some pics of the garden anyway.
I'm really pleased as this time last year we'd only just started planting
Looks great Dove - isn't it amazing how quickly things establish? Do you get much time to sit on your nice seat!
And that naughty Verd didn't come and do your grass the other day after he promised...tut tut
Dove that looks really lovely. A bit of sunshine is needeed to sit on the seat and enjoy it
I know the feeling Dove, the progress in my garden is really satisfying after only three years of proper attention.
I only wish I had planted the bottom end of my garden with trees and shrubs ten years ago so that by now I would have the maturity it lacks. Alas, as is my nature, my choices then would probably have been random and I'd be contemplating digging them up for a more sophisticated look as my garden slowly fills, so my choices are more specific.
I really love your chives and fennel, I've just bought the purple version that I need to place at some point and what is that upright plant with the spears of reddish pinkish flowers? If they are red, I want it badly.
Thank you all for your good wishes.
Dove I love your garden; 2nd and 3rd photos, are they Acanthus in the foreground?
those plants in Dove's 2 and 3 look like echiums.
Yes, echium russicum - the bees love them.
Good luck Artjak. You must complain or it will happen again.
Now and then I see,the council guys walking and spraying weedkiller on pavements etc. some of them are,so "casual" and just uneducated about what they are using. My front borders a pavement and a few years back I astounded one guy by taking his picture and stating I would sue both him and the coumcil for any plant losses. The picture had the date and time on it too
Got to stand up for ourselves
I like those echiums Dove. Might be about to go back on my no seed sowing next year statement. I was going to have a no seed year so I didn't have babies in pots to see through the summer
Cornwall is full of the giant echiums....20' tall in some cases.
Good luck Art. That's the wonder of forums, there is usually some one who can give sensilble advice if asked on the right threads