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by stringrae
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Lopping a neighbour's tree
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Do it quickly before he contacts the council and gets a TPO put on it!
by stringrae
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Garden pond
Replies: 19
Views: 12778

Philj - there is a website just-green.com - sells all kinds of eco stuff and they have a duckweed remover which is safe for fish, pets, plants etc. You can also ask advice. I found it when looking for an eco friendly deck cleaner - our deck is slippy slimy but all the cleaning products look really c...
by stringrae
Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: What's my neighbour up to?
Replies: 21
Views: 3959

For what its worth I think your solicitor was right - start off by writing a polite letter asking how things are proceeding and where they were at with it all. You dont know (although it sounds like there might be some history of ill will here) but there could well be a perfectly good reason for the...
by stringrae
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Antisocial farming neighbour
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Hi James I was intrigued by your post as I was bought up on a farm and silage making was one of the highlights of our summers and I used to love the smell. However, there can be health issues and it would seem that some of these can be due to making the silage wrongly, not making the silage airtight...
by stringrae
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: House and Garden Valdalism
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Hi Joan - I do feel for you it was beautiful. However, you say the upstairs neighbours? Not sure how this works is the house made into flats? I am assuming they hung out of their upstair window and cut back the growth that was possibly covering their windows (and thereby stopping their light) - by d...
by stringrae
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Ring barkedtree
Replies: 24
Views: 4664

I had never heard of ringbarking until this posting, but I would like to ask the OP who "ringbarked" the tree in the first place? Did she pay a tree surgeon? If you ringbark a tree surely the person/people who did the ringbarking must have told the old lady the consequences of such an action? And, w...
by stringrae
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: are allocated parking spaces classed as a public road?
Replies: 23
Views: 8312

we have a motorbike which is on SORN and I asked the DVLA if it was OK to park it in our gated mews which is private and unadopted (ie the residents maintain it) and they said thats fine. However, when insuring our vehicles the insurance companies do not accept that is parked in a private gated mews...
by stringrae
Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Animals
Topic: Cat pining for his dead friend
Replies: 7
Views: 4940

Thanks everyone - I have a spray bottle of Femiway which I used when we moved. I have sprayed that around - not sure its helped and also as its nearly 3 years old not sure its still OK. But may try the diffuser if she is not improving by next week. Time is a great healer I think you are right on tha...
by stringrae
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Animals
Topic: Cat pining for his dead friend
Replies: 7
Views: 4940

Cat pining for his dead friend

I have just lot my dear cat, been with me for 17+ years. A huge loss and many tears i feel like I have lost an arm. But my other cat who has been with me /him for 12 years seems to be pining. Sleeps alot. Keeps miaowing and following me around when I am there (which she never did before he died) and...
by stringrae
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: sycamore trimming cycle
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

What is common sense though Treeman, eg surely a council would have a maintenance plan for cuting back trees on council roads. All i ask is for a Sycamore what do you think is common sense for cutting back taking into consideration this tree is i.e 6 inches from walls and the size is 40 foot on pri...
by stringrae
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Neighbours State of front garden and fence
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

I am sorry you are unable to rent your place and that its costing you financial hardship. However, I am quite shocked at this forum's reaction - no there is no law to say people should keep their places tidy - more is the pity! Why should anyone want to live next door to what sounds like little more...
by stringrae
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Animals
Topic: Noisy magpies
Replies: 10
Views: 21780

Our house backs on to a park and there are loads of magpies - but the funniest thing I have seen is 2 or 3 magpies chasing squirrels through the trees - the squirrels are running and jumping from tree to tree and the magpie gang follow squawking and cackling!! But they dont come into our garden.... ...
by stringrae
Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Animals
Topic: AM I LIABLE OR NOT???
Replies: 13
Views: 6063

Hi Oldblue - without wishing to be unsympathetic but personally I would hate to live next door to someone who keeps pigeons as I just dont like the thought of loads of "birds" in such close proximity to where I am living. I would hate it - its my home and I eat, sleep, sit out in my garden etc. I kn...
by stringrae
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Animals
Topic: Slugs and Snails.
Replies: 35
Views: 9567

If I do use pellets I only use the Growing Success ones which state that birds, cats and hedgehogs etc do not like the pellets and will not eat them . It's not that birds, cats and hedgehogs wont eat the pellets, they will eat the slugs and snails who have eaten the pellets - so still entering the ...
by stringrae
Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Animals
Topic: Slugs and Snails.
Replies: 35
Views: 9567

Yes I did hear that copper was a good deterrent - hard to copper off a whole flower bed though! If I do use pellets I only use the Growing Success ones which state that birds, cats and hedgehogs etc do not like the pellets and will not eat them and having 2 cats I do find this to be true although I ...