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by philj
Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: plant damage
Replies: 1
Views: 1951

plant damage

I have planted Monarda Gardenview Scarlet this year which presently has fantastic flowers but is being damaged for the last week or so. Each day I check the plant only to find a number of the flowering stems broken, always at the connection to the main stem and at least a foot from the ground. The o...
by philj
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Steel garden sheds
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Steel garden sheds

Thanks Victor The shed was placed on a concrete base which had been laid for three or four weeks but it was raining at the time it was built. It has remained wet since so I have not been able to apply a mastic seal where the steel meets the base. I think there are too many gaps in the panel joints t...
by philj
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Steel garden sheds
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Steel garden sheds

I built a garden shed about ten years ago and I have the usual complaint that it should have been twice the size, so I decided to purchase another recently as we also needed some space for storage whilst building works would be carried out on the house. As I was hoping to avoid maintenance on a gard...
by philj
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Hedge
Replies: 19
Views: 9132

Re: Boundary Hedge

It looks as though this building work is imminent and leaning against that section of hedge are some steel barriers which I am assuming he will use to retain the dog whilst removing the hedge ? I am told that he can legally remove the hedge by serving a PWA notice on me, is this correct. Would he be...
by philj
Tue May 29, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Hedge
Replies: 19
Views: 9132

Re: Boundary Hedge

I objected to this proposal on the grounds that it involved the removal of a shared boundary hedge which should not take place without consultation with me. I also mentioned the positioning of soffits and rainwater goods etc. not to be located over the boundary. I now have a letter from the LA plann...
by philj
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Hedge
Replies: 19
Views: 9132

Re: Boundary Hedge

I decided to make an objection to the planning app stating that the hedge must not be removed and he may only cut back to the centre line etc, but is this a planning issue. Do the planners have powers to rule for (or against) the removal of a boundary feature on private land or is it an issue betwee...
by philj
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Hedge
Replies: 19
Views: 9132

Re: Boundary Hedge

No Andrew, and neither can he prove it is his. Whilst I have said previously that the deeds do not give any details of ownership, this neighbour has previously assumed responsibility for his opposite boundary hedge and replaced it with fencing. Surely he can not now claim that all of it is his. The ...
by philj
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Hedge
Replies: 19
Views: 9132

Re: Boundary Hedge

I am not trying to make things difficult for the neighbours catapult 1, but simply looking for a way to keep my hedge.
by philj
Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Hedge
Replies: 19
Views: 9132

Re: Boundary Hedge

The hedge is not too thick, is kept tidy and is in a large garden so no problems with space. I think I once spoke to the Land Registry who agreed there are no defined markers for the boundary so take it as the centre line of the hedge. Andrew, I am not sure a neighbour would take kindly to having a ...
by philj
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Hedge
Replies: 19
Views: 9132

Re: Boundary Hedge

Thanks Andrew. I find a lot of responses here very informative but at times I am left a bit puzzled. I often read that neighbours are not allowed to cut back a hedge or boundary tree etc beyond the centre line but in this case you suggest that he will probably be able to remove the hedge completely ...
by philj
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Hedge
Replies: 19
Views: 9132

Boundary Hedge

I have an established boundary hedge around my garden which is about 90years old and is taken to be shared responsibility as there is nothing on the deeds to say otherwise, so all neighbours cut to their side as usual. A neighbour is proposing to remove some of the hedges to accommodate a new garage...
by philj
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: But can it be done?
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: But can it be done?

I see many 6ft fences which front the highway and I would guess without pp.
Are LA's actually interested or does it take a complaint for them to investigate.
by philj
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Selfish neighbour parking caravan on grass
Replies: 21
Views: 22949

Re: Selfish neighbour parking caravan on grass

I have to agree with the OP.

A house near to me has a caravan on the front lawn and one on the drive. Until recently they had an overhead power cable to one of them and a tv aerial on a 10ft pole in the middle of lawn.

If all houses were the same then estates would look like shanty towns.
by philj
Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Who owns what
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: Who owns what

The point I was trying to make Andrew54 is that my neighbours new fence is at the original boundary line, as near as I can tell.
So no need for any more fencing ?
by philj
Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Who owns what
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: Who owns what

I have concerns over this 2ft strip of land which is open to the properties at the rear and has been created by my neighbour who has actually reinstated the boundary to what it was many years ago, so I was wondering has he given me this bit of land back. Can I now remove my section of fence or can I...