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Moans about GW

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 16:03

Thank you Swiss Sue for giving that website to the BBC.  I'm now going to think about what to say regarding annoying background music and send it off.

Moans about GW

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 15:44

Woodgreen Wonderboy, thank you for mentioning the silly and very annoying background music in GW.  If the BBC wants to cutback then would it please do away with background music on EVERYTHING (I'm shouting now). I enjoy MD and Nigel, but now find Carol is rather predictable in her continual use of adjectives and I always know she is going to enthuse, over the top, about everything.  I do hope we never get Joe Swift back - whether it's for ordinary gardening, allotment or plans.  And yes, Fleurisa, Beechgrove is a real delight and I, also, smile and giggle.

Moans about GW

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 16:09

Lavender Lady, recommend watching Beechgrove with subtitles on.  I'm on the south coast in West Sussex and struggle with all accents, it's an age thing where clarity has broken down, but can follow Monty and. of course, only have to gaze at Nigel.

Talkback: How to lift and store dahlias

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 11:28

Excellent informative video by Sarah Ravens.  Just have to wait until next Spring to do it.

Talkback: How to lift and store dahlias

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 11:14

Thanks CG for bringing this thread back to life.  I have grown dahlias for the first time this year, with great success, and have been wondering how to look after them through the winter.  Am now going to watch the video on taking cuttings.

Wooden garden furniture

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 14:44

Talking of garden tables - mine is very shabby and I wanted it painted using proper wood stain but OH said ordinary cheap cooking oil would be sufficient to do the job.  However, it's now looking very shabby again after just three months of using cooking oil.  Was that effort a waste of time and money and should he have gone to B&Q?

The Bully and the Policeman

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 22:32

Birdy, wonderful poem and I have just commented on it on Tea's thread.  I sometimes read everyone's comments to Tea with a lump in my throat at how much support and encouragement so many people have given her and her family.  Birdy, I think you should go on Britain's got Talent. 

barking dogs

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 10:59

Yes, Tina, after two years my neighbour now gives me a curt 'good morning' which I respond to.  Of course, I am aware that in the 'long run' I did her a favour as her and her husband also now live in peace and quiet.  Some tines I wonder whatever I was thinking when I used to feel the only way I could achieve calm and quiet in my head was to poison the dogs.  I would undoubtedly have been found out and probably acquired a police record on the strength of it.

Every time I read Tea's thread about her neighbour I remember what it was like to live every day under a cloud and I feel so sorry for her and her fjamily.

barking dogs

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 08:50

Diddydoit4u, you must phone the Help Desk at your local council today for advice.  Please don't do as I did and suffer for years before taking action.  I became so depressed with the barking I regularly used to think about poisoning the dogs just to stop the noise.  Like Tina Turner said, other neighbours used to complain to me  about the noise and it was only when someone told me about phoning the council action was taken and I was able to calm down and enjoy my house and garden again.

barking dogs

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 12:27

I had this problem with two dogs who live at the back of my house.  I did approach the owners to ask if they could stop the barking but was told to mind my own business.  They then spread it around the village that I was a dog hater, inspite of them knowing I had owned two springer spaniels for many years.

As waterbuts advised, I contacted the help point at my local council office and spoke to a very sympathic lady who then wrote to them with a booklet on how to stop dogs barking and said a complaint had been made but the dog owners are not told who made the complaint.  If the owners do not conform, they risk being taken to Court and having the dogs taken away.

I wish I had contacted the council, without approaching the owners, as this may have avoided any backlash.  However, all this happened nearly three years ago and although the dogs occasionally bark it's not enough to be annoying.  The threat of having the dogs taken away would seem to be sufficient.

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