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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Help I don't want my plum tree to die!

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:56

What is the soil like and how much have you watered it since planting?

Rogue hedge trimmer outrage!

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:54

The  man is evidently not fit to do anything that demands skill and knowledge. Is there a boundary other than the hedge (i.e. a fence); in other words is it clear that the top of the hedge is yours and not your neighbour's to do what you want with?

Why did you let him carry on doing what you didn't want him to do?

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 16:34

Don't need sympathy, Dove - I'll have 'em! But if you look through RD's posts, there's a lot more than the odd loud comment. At least the Local Authority will give clear advice as to whether the neighbour is committing a civil nuisance, or whatever the terminology is. If they don't feel they have any powers in this case so far, then there are some sensible suggestions, as well as naughty ones, on this thread. The thing to remember is always to act reasonably and stay within the law, avoid accusations of harrassment, etc.

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:55

I've just taken advice from my local council about a growing problem with loud music 50 yards away from our house. They have a procedure to follow, which starts with a stiff letter and could end up in court. They tell me that the letter usually works. They will ask you to keep a diary sheet, which they will supply, and any other evidence. (You could give them a link to this site, too!)

How to attract butterflies

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 06:28

Other Cruciferae are available.

Professional lawn mowers

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 07:01

I've used my customer's Honda (476) roller mower on their lawn for about 12 years. About two hours every week from April to October. Starts first pull every spring. I've had it serviced twice and the roller bearings replaced once. Can't really fault it, which is more than I can say for a few others I've used.

How to attract butterflies

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 06:39

Looks like a female Orange-tip (which don't have orange tips). They favour crucifers for egg-laying.

Garden Voles

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 06:23

Contact local council or a pest-control firm.

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 06:16

I don't suppose there's any chance that you could get the neighbour interested in this forum?

What is this?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 05:55

The plant looks like a Euphorbia of some sort, and the weird appearance is a type of fasciation (look on RHS website). I've got two Forsythias in customers' gardens where this happens every year to a couple of twigs. The stems become flattened, straplike. It's worth keeping an eye on all sorts of plants for this phenomenon.

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