About 18 months ago a young couple moved in next door. Mother bought the house and they rent it from mother.
We are on decent terms with them, say hello and wave as they go in and out. Girl doesn't appear to work and is at home most of the time. Curtains are rarely open and the property is looking neglected with dirty windows and unwanted pet equipment and such lying about outside.. They have a large dog that does its business on the back patio and this lies in piles for days. If washing goes on the clothes line it could be there for a month through all weathers. There is a 3' wall separating us at the back.
I know that how they live is not my business but wanted to give some idea of how it is.
The front garden has gone from being well kept to bring an overgrown eyesore full of thriving weeds.
I work hard to keep our garden looking well, it is my hobby, looks lovely with Japanese anenomes, horizontal firs, oriental poppies. The ground cover is bark chippings. Many of next door's weeds are 3 feet high, also loads of dandelions, and most weeds are about to pop seeds. There is no separating wall or hedge and I know from experience that the seeds from the weeds will eventually settle and sprout without difficulty in our garden. I've already spent one season battling them.
Last year they made a halfhearted effort and asked dh could they borrow some tools. They did a few hour's work.....and that was it. No more action and dh tools were left lying on the ground. After 2 weeks dh went and retrieved his garden tools including ladder.
My question is....
Do I say to them about their weeds seeding on our garden. I'm a bit reluctant as one time last year I went to their door to ask that they turn down their music as it was bouncing off the walls and they showed the cold shoulder for a while.. They probably think that I'm a fusspot and honestly I'm not.but I am starting to be a bit pi**ed off at their thoughtlessness as neighbours.
Sorry for this epic post but wanted to give the full picture.
Would this bother you ?
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