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Fence issue

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:22

Sadly we live in a world now were some neighbours don't seem to see or care what problems their actions cause to others.

I had a similar problem only I was the one who wanted to level out my lawn. The dividing fence is wooden panels with concrete posts, I replaced the bottom of the fence with a 1ft high concrete fence as fidgetbones suggests, after explaining to the neighbours, why, and then put the wooden fence on top of the concrete. We agreed when the wooden part needed replacing we'd use panelling 1ft shorter, which is what happened. Problem solved.

Your fence may need the wooden posts replacing with concrete as these will last for all eternity. 

I paid for the concrete part though, which was only fair. When the wooden panels needed replacing, although I offered to pay half, they insisted on paying for it reasoning their children had hastened it's demise by kicking footballs against it...two happy nieghbours.      

I'm happy to be wrong but some dividing fences are jointly owned, the deeds to youir house should hold this information, however, if one neighbour decides to pay for the replacemet of the whole fence it becomes their property and their responsibilty to replace it. Your neighbour may not know this so I'd let them work this part out for themselves.

The issue in your situation is the neighbour damaging your property. Talk to your neighour first and see if you can reach an agreement to replace the fence with concrete fencing at the bottom to keep the neighbouring garden, in the neighbours garden.   

This doesn't answer your Q but if the cost is shared, it will then be jointly owned placing part responsibility on your neighbour to keep it maintained.   

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 13:08

Sounds like the pond 's already drawing in alot of life and the best part is sitting back to enjoy the fruit of your labour. 

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:32

 ...My garden isn't big enough for a pond so I am envious. I've seen some ponds which are real wildlife magnets on the allotment where I've a plot. There are frogs at the bottom of mine but no pond, keep us updated with the wlidlife it attracts.     

The fountain is a nice touch  

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:16

little-ann I've had trouble finding gardens to visit in the lakes which is a shame as it is such a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for the two suggestions, if you can post a link of more to visit it would be much appreciated.

Fab pics artjak. Liked the gourds. I'm growing swan gourds at present, not sure what to do with them though does anyone know if they should be picked or left on the plant till it dies. Some have been picked and are drying in the GH but the smaller one's picked look to be going alittle soft. .      

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:25

Hi, little-ann...No I haven't visited Copt Howe. 

Dove cottage had been the next local garden to visit on my wish list and  Copt Howe isn't far from there. I live in Lancashire...about 45mins drive from Ambleside so both gardens are doable in a day.

Copt Howe sounds and looks lovely in Autumn.


Bargins on the high street

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 00:51

I've not bought seeds that cheap from Aldi but have had seeds from there and they have been fine. Check when they need to be sown by and if you plan to sow before then - go for it...

I recently picked up two red gooseberry plants from Aldi for only £1.79 each.



Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 00:32

Nice pictures everyone.

I visited Brantwood former home of John Ruskin earlier in the week. Stunning views of Coniston  water and The Old Man of Coniston. If you like history there was alot of information in the house about John Ruskin and a short video telling of his life.

The garden is on a steep hill around the house. 'Brant' meaning steep, the garden is mainly informal and at this time of year, more wild than anything else although there are planted borders on the walk to and from the little harbour.

Haven't managed to load up any pictures yet but if you google 'View from the bottom of the garden, picture of Brantwood it takes you to a site which has pictures of the house, garden and views.   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:50

The cost of a plot where I am ranges from £20 to £60 according to size. 10% discount for over 27's

Half the plot needs to be cultivated and some plot holders do just enough to keep their sites but other sites are well cared for.

Take heart Gg, I was a lazy gardener and my intentions are to be a lazy allotmenteer but it's hard work to start with.

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:46

Very impressive, well done.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:17

Gg. Picked some sweetcorn today...yummy, it's been to wet to go down until now. 

What a luxury ginagibbs you must be on a posh allotment with a loo.

Gg, have you put your name down for an allotment, if not go for it. Nothing to lose.

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