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Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 16:34

Hi Kef, I've decided she's not pushing me out! we just need to come up with an answer to the problem. both the she devil and her husband are unapproachable, My hubby feels the same as I do and we're both just so fed up. We've agreed we'll be giving it a year see if it all dies down after all the builder have gone. If I / we still feel the same in a years time then we'll put a sign up in the front and move some where rural. I think you may have discussed my mental health already with Mr R-d ha ha ha.

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 16:26

Hi TT I have succumbed to wearing earplugs at times, I've even worn my MP3 player whilst gardening, but when you have friends and family round its a bit difficult!

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:55

probably not on such a huge scale. I do like the cedar modern fencing on a vertical, we'll be creating this on a very small budget!

DFAb, Margo would be too sophisticated a name for her this she's not! I do however have a nickname for her, 'Cruela Deville' My neighbours the other way to me knows her by no other name lol...she's so lovely when you first meet her, but she's poison if you get on the wrong side of her. On the defensive all the time, if you have any complaints you get a round of very colourful language. Its no wonder her son doesn't have any respect for anyone because he's had a great master!

I thought of putting speakers in the garden but she'll just wop hers up she likes that loud too...two weekends ago she had her doors & windows wide open blasting the music, I got fed up so went and opened all mine blasted my music until she turned hers down, then as quick as she turned it down I turned mine off. I think she got the message, just a shame she's so brash! we went to view another house yesterday and I was sad, I really don't want to move I've lived here 23 years, and why should she force me out! I do on the other hand feel I'm at the end of my tether  I think I'll try the lawn mower trick if she's out there when I am and I get sick of her voice, the sprinkler might be a good one too as she could do with a nasel wash to clear her sinus (she talks through her nose)!

I keep coming back to edit as there are so many replies..

I've known her husband for as long as we've lived here, We got on with him great he was once considerate, however he's changed over the last few years. His first wife was lovely really, my sort of gal, I still keep in touch with her via FB. they got divorced he remortgaged then within a week of his wife moving out he moved this big bird in and her obnoxious son! I think he needed someone to iron his shirts! she saw him as a meal ticket for her and her son - this I'm certain even his own son pleaded with him not to marry her! out of the frying pan into the fire.

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:48

WOW what a responce. I know this is a hard one to deal with thats why I asked for advise here's pics of my patio...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26344.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

Pic no 1 this is the dividing fence

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26345.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 this shows my patio area and if you look at the end of the garage we have had to move our patio table to this area. But why should I have to be forced up the garden when just outside on my patio its like a sun trap and because of all the brick work its rather warm here even on a dull day.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26346.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 I tried to get a view over the fence to show the scale of their patio area it stretches across the garden about 60' from our fence to the neighbours the otherway!

I think we will be going with the water feature idea we've been to a local water garden specialist today, they were so sympathetic and put all their featurs on for me so I could hear the different sounds and sound levels of the falls. Looks like I'll have to rejig my plants...move my box as I think we're going for a waterblade feature like this...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26347.jpg?width=592&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Iris Flower Stalks

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 07:52

Thanks DFAb, I thought it might encourage growth rather than seed production if I cut it off. Just wanted to check what other experts would do, I've never grown the bearded iris before! .

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 07:41

I wasn't sure if this should have gone in Garden design but it is a problem that needs solving!

Last year my husband and I built a kitchen extension on the back of our house (semi detached). My neighbour decided that they would have one too and began building Nov last year its still going on! Where we always had quite a distance between patios, they've decide that they would extend their patio area right up close to ours and have placed their dining table right close to the boundry fence. The Lady of the manor next door has this awful loud voice and cackle the type that makes you cringe! I have thought of putting in a hedge but my border is raised and only about 18"s in depth and I fear that it would over power our small patio area. I have put pyracantha up the fence but it isn't mature or dence enough to block out her boombastic voice!

What would you suggest I could put in my garden other than outdoor speakers or a getto blasta! to mask her voice. I have considered moving house because of them but I would be so upset to leave my garden.

Moon Garden Suggestions....

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 07:21

Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'  a compact shrub that grows about 4'-6' smells divine,  also Jasmine this has a gorgeous musky smell in the evening.

Plant identification please

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 07:14

On first glance I thought it was a geranium, however I do think its a nepeta ( ground ivy)

http://www.plantsplus.co.uk/plants-c31/hanging-basket-bedding-patio-plants-c45/nepeta-variegated-ground-ivy-plant-p529

Iris Flower Stalks

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 07:09

Ok my gorgeous Iris have now finished flowering, I was wondering what to do now! My friend gave me these a few years ago and this is the first time they've flowered for me. She has since lost hers, probably with all the wet weather we had last year. I said I would divide the ones she gave me to give her some back. Should I cut off the flower stalks to encourage more new growth at the rhizome? and when would be the best time to divide?

help please

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 15:42

it certainly looks like chickweed to me

are the roots like tangled cotton?

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