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Re: The gardening thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:36 pm

I've just had to pay £260 to have the branches I cut off taken away.

But, my neighbour, whose tree it is, says he will pay for that, and also the cost of dismantling and taking away the rest of the tree.
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Re: The gardening thread

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:09 pm

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Re: The gardening thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:42 pm

Neighbour has arranged for 'arborists' to come tomorrow - when he and his wife will be away, so muggins here will have to deal with the 'can you move your car' and 'wouldn't mind a cup of tea' and 'can we use your toilet' nonsense.

Still, I won't have to pay for the work, so I suppose I should count my blessings, but still.
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Re: The gardening thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:31 pm

When I got back from Tescos, chainsawing had already commenced!
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Re: The gardening thread

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:05 pm

It's the Tesco Chainsaw Massacre. :scared:
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Re: The gardening thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:38 pm

Call_of_the_Wendigo wrote:It's the Tesco Chainsaw Massacre. :scared:


The dismembered corpse

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But at least the scene of the crime is all nice and tidy again

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Re: The gardening thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:03 am

The garden seems strangely empty.
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Re: The gardening thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:51 pm

I was just about to start fixing the fence (where it's propped up in the picture) when it started raining.
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Re: The gardening thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:27 pm

Fence fixed!

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Re: The gardening thread

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:27 pm

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Re: The gardening thread

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:28 pm

Those neighbouring houses have very high roofs. They look to be taller than the houses they're sat on top of. :scared:
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Re: The gardening thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:35 pm

Would you believe me if I told you there was a 20 foot vertical drop just behind that scruffy old blue fence, and that was just the top storey of the house you can see under the roof?
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Re: The gardening thread

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:29 pm

Yes I would. For we have such strange occurrences in and around Sheffield as well. :yes:
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Re: The gardening thread

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:48 pm

^^ The Bell Hagg Inn.

From the front, it's a bungalow.

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From the side, it's a two storey building.

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From the back, it's a five storey mega-tower! :llama:

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Re: The gardening thread

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:50 pm

It's weird. I have strong childhood memories of playing round the back of that building and of running up and down the steps round the side of it but I have no idea when or why we would ever have visited it. :dunno:
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Re: The gardening thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:19 pm

That is truly a mystical and fascinating building. And your uncertain memories regarding it make it even better.

The dull truth about the houses beyond my fence is that, in order to get planning permission, they had to agree that they wouldn't overlook our houses. So the backs have one storey, and a very tall roof, but the fronts of the rooves have windows in them.

It's a private road so the Google surveillance picture is from about 80 yards away and not very clear:

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