Posted: 05/04/2016 at 19:46
My new neighbours have moved in recently after 6 months of builders banging and the owners coming in weekends and evenings banging and not a word of "we are just doing this I hope it dosen't disturb" or a "hello we're your neighbours". They have moved in.
A month in and a glow in the dark orange shed gets delivered , oh well i think prob just replacing the old one which is out of my eye line , so who cares.
Then I go down the garden and where we have a wire fence and i plant all my sun lovers for sun from 6 am till sunset next to the fence is the orange monstrosity.
Neighbours are knocking their other old shed down just don't want new one in same place as they can see it from their kitchen and dining room.
I ask politely if thats where the sheds going , i say half way down the garden is an odd place and explain my garden was only planted up in the last two years and lots of work and expense gone into the bed including two -four cubic yards of manure and the plants will not be happy .
He says no where else to put it.
I suggest on the hard standing at the end of the garden rather than half way down.
he says it wont fit.
i know hard standing at the ends larger and it will fit but i dont say.
I say but my plants, can you move it just a little further over please i tell him i know i have no rigt to ask but I would appreciate it.
He moves the shed 3 inches and says you will get plenty of sun , you should get sun by about half eleven on most of the plants.
I explain thats not enough . and i leave
I go back an hour later to look and its worse than i thought and the three inches he moved it away from my garden it has now moved back plus another 12 inches nearly upto the fence. just a narrow gap between the fence and the shed for the weeds to grow.
I have been so ill the last few years and building that flower bed is what has helped me through and recover from loosing my Dad, many of the plants are from my Dads garden or plants my Dad loved. Gardening is something Dad loved , including my dog and cat who are buried there . Its where i have my early morning cuppa in the sun and chat through the nightmares. Now no more , the focal point mid flower bed is big orange shed.
I know theirs nothing i can do it is just a thought that today many buy a house do what they want as they are entitled and then move on. Thought is never given to those that live next door and how what you do effects them.
My old neighbour who has now passed and i would always speak if doing anything even on the other side of the garden as in places there is only a wire fence , its not something you have to do but it is just considerate and good manners.