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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Small woman big lawn problem

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 20:09

I think it might be wise to do a bit of this at a time - 150sq m is quite a lot of rubble. Perhaps try to do the third of the plot nearest the house/in the sun or the least challenging bit. It will give you a sense of achievement.

Best way to remove

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 11:16

Get someone in with a mini-digger - not too expensive and very quick.

Hornbeam hedge issue??

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 06:54

What do you mean by 'cold storage'?

Problem with young Pine(?) tree

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 06:12

I'm not so sure that the summer has been all that wet. My garden says not, but I don't know about Weston.

Problem with young Pine(?) tree

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 13:11

Just to start from scratch, what is the soil like, what sort of container was the tree in at the nursery, how have you watered it since it was planted, and whereabouts in the country (roughly) are you?

Fencing alternatives - Ivy?

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 13:02

I'm really surprised that the local authority has insisted on an item in your deeds that effectively gives you no control over your own boundaries - indeed, how do you know exactly where your boundary is? My first stop would be the planning department at the LA. It's not unusual for there to be restrictions at the front, for 'street scene' and visibility reasons, but not at the rear. How do you keep your neighbours' goat off your flowerbeds?

Fencing alternatives - Ivy?

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 06:24

I wonder why the deeds specify no fencing.

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 16:38

Unless you can cause your neighbour to see sense, Debcon, there may be two ways forward: one is a civil action, which you want to avoid, and the other is to approach the local NFU rep. I've found them to be surprisingly persuasive with landowners, even those who aren't members. Some landowners are only happy to talk to 'their own', and regard everyone else as interfering townies and busybodies.

Having said that, I think I'd have put the hedge a bit further back behind the fence.

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 06:54

Put your woolly hat and have a whisky!

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 06:23

I think you're being a little unfair, DEBCON. What we do here is to edge towards a solution through discussion. You're right to say that there is no such law, but there is, on the other hand, the principle of being considerate to one's neighbours. I'd be as embarrassed as hell if my animals chewed someone's garden to pieces, but as others have said there is the simple solution of the horse-owner putting in a back-fence to prevent that happening.

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