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New neighbours...into the unknown.

  Aitchbee 21:11 05 Jul 2012
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I live in a block of flats (8), and recently 2 flats have been vacated.

The newcomers will inject a bit of new life into the 'close'.

The 'moving in' processes have just begun.

Thankfully, my flat is situated on a different level.

Why am I having territorial pangs, just like nesting birds have?

  Aitchbee 20:00 03 Aug 2012

Update:- Six GHA men (grasscutters (heavy-duty),strimmer personnel,grass-blowers,weed-removers arrived this morning to tidy-up a 5m X 3m patch of overgrown grass at rear of flat) for the new neighbour's arrival on Monday. 5 minutes....well done guys!

  Aitchbee 13:41 31 Aug 2012

I'm going out to do some shopping for 60 sturdy rubble bags as my new neighbour on ground-floor below me has complained about my plant pots and overhanging garden hose.

I've just been delivered an ultimatum warning letter (7 days to clear everything) from local housing, this morning.

C'est la vie.

  Aitchbee 20:29 31 Aug 2012

...there's still room for a pot or two.

  Aitchbee 20:36 31 Aug 2012

...fortunately, I can deposit the 20 or so big pots' full of earth to the ground around two big trees nearby...I have already started that process...10 pots to go.

  morddwyd 08:55 01 Sep 2012

I.m sorry to hear that. HB.

I know your "gardening" gave you a great deal of pleasure.

Have you thought about an allotment?

  Aitchbee 09:32 01 Sep 2012

Thanks morddwyd, an allotment is too much hard work as I have a dodgy knee and back. Fortunately my balcony will be able to accomodate about a third of the plant containers situated at the rear of my flat... my intention is to completely clear that area of plants, as I now have no way of watering them.

  Forum Editor 09:59 01 Sep 2012

"I now have no way of watering them."

Could you not go for drought-resistant plants, and let them take their chances? Think about it - all of those plants evolved with nobody watering them, and they're still with us. if you avoid terracotta pots, and go for plastic or glazed ones instead the soil wouldn't dry out so rapidly.

  Aitchbee 10:12 01 Sep 2012

FE - thanks for that tip; as the growing season is nearly over anyway I would have been doing a major 'pot overhaul' as a matter of course.

Bing.alau - the watering-can method wouldn't be practical in the summer months.

  Aitchbee 10:59 01 Sep 2012

Woolwell - my verandah is well-supported (most of it anyway) by my neighbour's sitting room directly below me...I've got about half-a-ton of pots on it at the momment, and about half-a-ton to add.

  Aitchbee 12:49 01 Sep 2012

I can and will respect my new neighbour's wishes 'cos perhaps she doesn't like anybody invading her space...I have never been a 'Space-Invader' ;o]

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