Money Moral Dilemma: Would you pick herbs from a stranger's hedge?

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  • ducatibabe wrote: »
    I'd ask My (very large scary) neighbour decided he wanted dthe mint from my front garden which was fine when he was taking the mint that was haging over the edge of the garden wall.However when he decided to start climbing over my 4 foot tall wall to get the mint I decided he was taking the Pi$$ but being on my own and not a large scary man found him very intimidating :eek: ..........................and he STILL takes what he wants from my garden (even tho Iasked him nicely to stop climbing over my wall ) and no one will do anything so I'm now looking for a new home for me and my daughter:cry:

    dude, do yourself a favour and ask this bloke to visit his grocery store or better still open a stall at the front of your house and make him pay for the items in your garden. If this fails, add a little flavour to the herbs in your garden and take a p**s on the leaves ;-) The flavour will put him off and it will bring a big smile to your face!
  • HxBro
    HxBro Posts: 44 Forumite
    There's a big bush at the end of my road, it's trimmed by the ground maintenance people, I doubt the people who live in the house next to it even know it's rosemary, don't see any harm with borrowing a branch or two if it's a well established bush, it grows back.

    I think more common areas around flats and communal areas should have herbs growing, would be nice to have fresh herbs all the time just pop out and cut a few off.
  • Yes, I definitely would I'd say it was fair pickings if they're letting it grow all over the pavement... as long as you're not too greedy. Might even be tempting to knock on their door and ask if they need help trimming it back? You could dry it at home and share it with them...?
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  • shm0o
    shm0o Posts: 2 Newbie
    I would definately pick it if it was hanging over the street.
  • ducatibabe wrote: »
    I'd ask My (very large scary) neighbour decided he wanted dthe mint from my front garden which was fine when he was taking the mint that was haging over the edge of the garden wall.However when he decided to start climbing over my 4 foot tall wall to get the mint I decided he was taking the Pi$$ but being on my own and not a large scary man found him very intimidating :eek: ..........................and he STILL takes what he wants from my garden (even tho Iasked him nicely to stop climbing over my wall ) and no one will do anything so I'm now looking for a new home for me and my daughter:cry:

    Personally I think that borders on trespass, I would inform him that if he doesn't stop what he's doing, you'll call the police.

    I would not take it lying down, you should not be forced to move due to some nasty piece of work next door.

    Just my two cents worth :)
  • IvorGlyn
    IvorGlyn Posts: 14 Forumite
    I believe the owner of the land the overgrown plant or herb is growing over has the right to clip it back to the defined border. So if it is hanging over the public pavement does that mean the county council and their employees have the legal right to clip it back? Which could mean you would be legally OK to pick the Rosemary if you were an employee of said council :confused:

    Before today when I have seen a coveted plant in someone's front garden I have knocked on the door and asked if I could take a cutting and been given permission:j.
  • icb
    icb Posts: 7 Forumite
    most definitely!!:naughty::naughty::naughty:
  • JimmyTheWig
    JimmyTheWig Posts: 12,199 Forumite
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    IvorGlyn wrote: »
    I believe the owner of the land the overgrown plant or herb is growing over has the right to clip it back to the defined border. So if it is hanging over the public pavement does that mean the county council and their employees have the legal right to clip it back? Which could mean you would be legally OK to pick the Rosemary if you were an employee of said council :confused:
    But by law you would have to (at least offer to) return what you had cut off.
  • fudge7000
    fudge7000 Posts: 188 Forumite
    I wouldn't, but only because I wouldn't recognise rosemary in a hedge therefore could be picking anything!!
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  • itgirl_3
    itgirl_3 Posts: 6 Forumite
    Yes I would pick the herbs. It is spilling out onto the street and it doesn't involve me trespassing onto the actual property. I would only take enough for what I needed though. :rotfl:
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