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RAMSHORN SNAILS

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 15:05

Yep, I get a heron visit every day at, roughly, lunchtime!!  It stands there perfectly still for ages but never actually tries to catch anything, and I have a lot of fish, (inherited when we bought out house) and they are all quite visible at the moment but as you say it all balances out - nature is a wonderful thing.

RAMSHORN SNAILS

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 14:51

Thank you nutcutlet - I must say I think I might get some anyway, whether or not they eat algae, as it's just more life in the pond, apart from the goldfish.

RAMSHORN SNAILS

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 13:28

I've read recently that ramshorn snails are great for ponds in that they eat algae (I'm hoping they like blanketweed).  Has anyone out there had any experience of these - good or bad - please?

LEYLANDII HEDGE REMOVAL

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 12:44

Any dispute with a neighbour, whether police involved or not, has to be notified to a prospective buyer.  Unless you have in writing where your boundary lies you cannot cut the trees down without the involvement of your neighbour.  Unfortunately, these neighbour disputes are inevitably about trees and you have to be sure you have right on your side.

LEYLANDII HEDGE REMOVAL

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 15:07

In a way I have as I used to be a diplomat! 

Will probably start with hawthorn and once that's established we can add more to our side - have to be careful though as I don't want to create too much shade, which is our problem at the moment.  Wild roses are a great idea as we have loads of those anyway so I will probably try to take cuttings from them.

I missed the '76 drought as I was in the Middle East where it was at least 40c every day in the summer.

LEYLANDII HEDGE REMOVAL

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 13:46

I know, I was amazed - we were out with them last night and suddenly they started chatting about it, and agreed.  They are such nice people so it's a relief - I'd given up on it really.

LEYLANDII HEDGE REMOVAL

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 12:02

Yeah - our neighbours have agreed to the removal of the hideous hedge.  The work starts here!

LEYLANDII HEDGE REMOVAL

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 14:19

Hedge help - you need to get hold of a copy of your title deeds in which should be a plan of the property and also the original Transfer Deed for your property which should state exactly who owns which boundary.  If it doesn't, you'll find that it's a party hedge.  Speak to the solicitor who acted for you to see if he/she can tell you although your solicitor should have told you which was your boundary and which your neighbour's at the time you bought your property.  Don't let the matter escalate.   As far as I am aware, if the hedge is yours he cannot stop you removing it.  Beware, however, getting into a dispute with your neighbour.  If you come to sell your property you would legally be obliged to inform a prospective buyer that you had had a dispute with your neighbour and if you didn't state it, you could be sued so don't let it get that far.

Having worked  in a solicitor's office for over 25 years dealing with the buying and selling of houses amongst other things, I know what I'm talking about so contact your solicitor as soon as possible.

LEYLANDII HEDGE REMOVAL

Posted: 08/04/2012 at 13:44

I don't think we'll have a problem with our current neighbours - the only problem is if they move.  We're pensioners too (although only just) but my husband cuts the top of the hedge rather than leave that to our neighbours, so we do have a certain amount of control over the height.  We'll see - I'm still working on things.

LEYLANDII HEDGE REMOVAL

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 20:28

New2 - I hadn't thought about the roots at all.  Agh.  I have actually put the idea to next door's husband and he's supposed to be getting back to me - but I think I'll have a long wait!  But I will mention the roots - anything to try and move things forward.  They have planted a hawthorn hedge at the front of their garden which seems to be taking hold very nicely and that's exactly what I want to put in together with other native shrubs. Thank you for your comments - much appreciated.

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