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Hedging and Horses

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 10:45

Lots and lots of hedge-laying courses available at agricultural colleges and other places all over the UK.

Is my Mulberry Happy??

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 10:19

The mulberry tree at my old college covers an area with a diameter of around 20ft.


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 09:56

Lesley - enjoy your holiday

Good morning the rest of you - anyone need anything from Waitrose?

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 09:54
NorthernLass2 wrote (see)
...  Debcon said:"When I bought the land, 2011, as part of the contract I had to erect a stock proof fence... I then planted a hawthorn hedge on my side of the fence.  I then needed to cover the face of the fence with chicken wire as the sheep were poking their noses through and eating the whips.  Things were ok until the hedge grew above the fence line, the sheep now stand on their hind legs with their front hoofs resting on the fence and lean across and eat the hedging.  Hence me being interested in whose responsibility it is.  I have been told by a local landowner that the responsibility lies with my neighbour and not me but I need that in law rather than an opinion."

However when it comes to sheep and Debcon's "problem" that's an entirely different matter.   From her own words she's legally responsible.  I don't even understand why she's asking the forum.  It was in the contract for sale.    ...

Exactly - just what I was trying to say, but you said it more succinctly

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 07:51

It appears that the farmer sold the land with the proviso that the purchaser erected (and presumably maintains) a stockproof fence so that he doesn't have to.  Presumably the previous boundary had been sufficiently stockproof and selling a piece of land so that Debcon could extend his/her garden was more of a favour to Debcon rather than a commercial venture and there was no reason why the farmer should be put to the additional expense of fencing.

All the farmer needs is for the stock-proof fence to contain the animals.  If Debcon wants the fence to prevent the animals from nibbling his/her hedge then he/she has to erect a fence that will do just that.

I hope that Debcon was advised to get Planning Permission for the change of use of the land

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 07:04

Whoops!  Happy birthday to Mr Runnybeak for yesterday


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 06:55

Good morning all

It's dry outside!!!  well, dry-ish anyway, and the sun is shining, even if there are some grey rather than white clouds dotted over the blue ......... quite breezy and 13C ..... wonder what the day will bring?

We had our first meal of runner beans last night - I don't remember picking them in July for a very long while - quite chuffed

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 19:46
Topbird wrote (see)

Lovely pics BL - so much colour - looks like you had fun on the horsies and were a bit luckier with the weather!

We're planning a bike ride for next week (if it warms up) which will include the pub you and Dove visited (purely for the purposes of ensuring we don't suffer from dehydration of course...). Will probably pop into the church too (as I think you did) - I think it has a 'good' font?

It has a superb font - Wonky was christened there a good while back and married there three years ago next week - I sang in the choir there for years and years - it has a remarkably rude lectern, box family pews with doors where small children can be kept entertained with Dinky toys and lego during long sermons, and specially designated areas at the back for Young Men and Boys had to sit, out of harm's way.

Opposite the church is the Guildhall which houses the village museum which is well worth a visit .  Allow yourselves plenty of time to visit Laxfield

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