Posted: 30/07/2012 at 11:57
Wow what a lot of posts over the weekend!
Jenny - can totally understand when it comes to big boys! They think they are grown up but need as much love and support as ever. Especially if things go wrong.
Jean, I think you have cats? I had a cat but it moved next door (to the neighbours we don't like!).
We went to another NGS open garden on Saturday, but OH said that after Pam's garden he found it a bit disappointing - and it was 48 acres. It was the grounds of what is now a nursing home but was once a large private house. Very pleasant but some areas needed attention. We went with MIL and FIL and I got the impression they weren't that impressed.
The not nice neighbours have a 6 foot fence between our garden and theirs but a few years ago decided this didn't give them enough privacy so they planted 3 leylandii along the fence, which must now be 12ft tall. These are now my view from my kitchen window which is on the side of the house. So yesterday between the downpours I went out with the ladder and cut back all the branches that were growing over my side of the fence and shadowing my side patio - and got soaked in the process as I cut each branch and it showered me with water!. I can't do anything about the height of them but I cut everything that I legally could! Then I bagged up the chopped off bits. Now my dilemma is, should I offer them back to them or just take them straight to the tip??