Awful weather - typical Brits talk

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  • CatsacorCatsacor Forumite
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    Todays work took me up the M5 where it was a very different country, weatherwise 😏
    Gone were the high winds and rain and instead bright skies and sunshine πŸ™„πŸ˜ͺ
    I come back down here and right at the starting edge of my home town the skies blackened and down the wet stuff came 😣😣🀐
    Tut, honestly, this countrys weather πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ˜£
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  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    Still a freezing wind and just a bit less rain. No point in putting anything right in the garden till it ceases.
    Hmmm Euculypt. I'm looking for something to annoy the neighbour who is quietly the bane of my life. She went one too many too far the last time so a tree to give me privacy and where I would have avoided anything that might shade her place I've now changed my mind. Something to think about while I'm unoccupied out there.

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    Catsacor said:
    Davesnave said:
    Catsacor said:
    Looks like a busy day for you then.
    Why does the new eucalyptus have to do exactly, is it a mature specimen that you're hoping will blow over in the gales onto them ? 🀣
    Long story....far too long...so let's just say that the neighbour tried to intimidate me when I dared to alter things on a patch ofΒ  land near their property, so we have a copse of unwanted trees behind the laurels and barbed wire fence that now separate us and him. Behind those trees, we have a line ofΒ  'proper' deciduous specimens, like copper beech, Swedish whitebeam and wild service tree, with buddleias for the butterflies. They're what we see. ;)
    So, the eucalyptus is just going into a gap in the 'hotch-potch' section, where it may turn into firewood in 5 years or so. Everything in there is expendable.
    Ah, right, i see - a nice tall, established, eucalypt crashing into their place it is then 🀣🀣🀣
    No, this one is reputed to be smallish, but the other two already there have potential. However, I'm not intent on antagonism, so if they ever get big, like the two we had near the house, I'll fell them and enjoy the free firewood.
    Two snow gums I grew from seed and planted in the front and back gardens took only 7 years to grow huge and become a nuisance.. They were very messy, shedding both leaves and bark, and one was pushing a rather nice Foxglove tree out of its way as it headed skywards....
    I prefer to play a long game with the nasty neighbour. He's failed to bully his other neighbour into felling their Wych elm, so with a large wild Service Tree, a copper beech and several other supporting trees now flexing their muscles, his late summer afternoons are looking increasingly shady.
    Anyway, I didn't get to do planting today. :| The showers were heavy and so close together, the idea of working 200m from shelter didn't appeal much!

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  • CatsacorCatsacor Forumite
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    Yup, i see.

    A friend of mine has a bully neighbour that has succeeded in intimidating previous owners of that house - she can't afford to move though so she endures the unpleasantness - which ranges from a teenagers football slamming into the dividing fence so it's now falling down then standing and staring at her from there, standing on a stepladder to stand and stare at her over the front fence, numerous verbal remarks when her family come to take her out .... the list of anti social behaviours is endless.
    She won't let her family involve the police incase the incidents worsen .....😏🀨

    Why do some people have to exert a level of, unkind, power over others that live a quiet life ???? 😣πŸ˜₯
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    Guess it's human nature somewhere in this equation πŸ˜”

    Touch wood our neighbours are okay but there is always the possibility of a dispute looming no matter where you live if you have neighbours close to you 😾
    Just my opinion, no offence 🐈
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    Catsacor said:
    Why do some people have to exert a level of, unkind, power over others that live a quiet life ???? 😣πŸ˜₯
    Insecurity arising from feelings of inferiority, but in this case it was also a desire to keep us from seeing certain illegal activities that go on. I'd felled and removed some willow trees, but matey didn't like that. So, to prove we weren't interested in him, we put up the stock fence and planted the laurels. Other trees followed and there were already some larger ones like the Wild Service Tree on the periphery. That sat there looking for all the world like a stunted maple, so it wasn't until it suddenly started to grow rapidly and elbow a cherry out of the way that I worked out what it really was....60' when mature!
    He's over 200m from our house and garden, so it's no big deal.

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    Guess it's human nature somewhere in this equation πŸ˜”

    Touch wood our neighbours are okay but there is always the possibility of a dispute looming no matter where you live if you have neighbours close to you 😾
    We had 7 neighbours at our last place in a city and no big problems in 21 years. We have 8 neighbours here, including a communal bit owned by 14 properties and a council bit where the boundary is with the road, but it's not too bad, just a lot longer.

    Crumbs are just crumbs. Don't be grateful to those who stole your cake!
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    Looking promising outside right now, but Dave's old rain is due here tonight so not much of a break
    Nothing urgent or blown down anyway

    Touch wood I've been lucky with neighbours but that is one thing that could change overnight with any new neighbour moving in
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    Farway said:
    Looking promising outside right now, but Dave's old rain is due here tonight so not much of a break
    Nothing urgent or blown down anyway
    Yes, nice here too at the moment but typical I can't be arsed to go out and do anything today lol 😸
    Just my opinion, no offence 🐈
  • CatsacorCatsacor Forumite
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    HahaπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰
    I get those days more and more BC !

    So we've had a couple of warm days, at 17C, with barely any rain to boot ...... great 😁😎.....
    Back to it this morning though so hey ho, the closer we get to the weekend it's looking promising though 😎😎😎

    On the subject of neighbours, i'm lucky to live in neighbour paradise πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ‘©πŸ‘΄πŸ‘΅πŸ§“πŸ§”πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦±πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦°
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