Posted: 21/05/2015 at 09:28
I dug over a completely overgrown 120ft long garden when I was in my twenties and my neighbours didn't seem surprised about it. Seeing me in the garden at 9pm one summer evening one of them did ask what time I finished in the evenings ("When it gets dark" was my reply).
The neighbour on the other side did get concerned when I was digging a pond while pregnant with my first child (but not as worried as she got when she saw me perched on a step ladder painting the ceiling).
Thinking back I was much harder working in those days - but it was a long time ago and there was no GW forum (indeed no internet) to distract me!