Posted: 24/05/2015 at 13:12
My new neighbour has just hacked her own garden to pieces and now all that is left is one lawn, completely bare borders and an old ceanothus which looks like its about to drop dead any second. Before, the garden was full of plants and also lots of wildlife. She even hacks (literally), anything that is growing up from another neighbours gardens on their garage, but she took umbridge to it, because it seemed the only crime was that she could see it from her back door! When she cut back all the climbers in her garden that cascaded over the back fence into my garden, she simply hacked it at the top of the fence and left me to clear up everything that landed on my side. No coming around and offering to take her dead plant cuttings away. Anyway, as one door closes another one opens. Its allowed me to plant a large bamboo and a Rowen tree and do something with an overgrown / messy border, whilst also allowing more light into my garden. Although annoying that I've lost a bit of privacy, I'm thinking it is only for a short time, and then my stuff will grow and fill the gaps. In the meantime, whenever I go into my back garden and before I leave, I've taken to waving at her bedroom window that overlooks the back of my house. Already caught her twice staring at me whilst I work in my garden. Is she jealous or making plans to jump over the fence and hack my garden to pieces too! Now't so queer as folk!