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Neighbours’ brand new pampas grasses

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MargaretPleaseRetire Mon 21-Oct-19 13:24:43

Over the weekend 2 massive pampas grasses have appeared in my neighbours’ front garden.

We don’t know each other very well but they seem nice and we always exchange pleasantries.

Would it be wrong of me to tell them why sales of pampas grasses have plummeted in recent years?! 🤪

Perhaps they bought them deliberately?!

Gosh! How do I find out 🤣

longwayoff Mon 21-Oct-19 13:56:33

Stay glued to your window, you'll soon find outgrin

TheLightSideOfTheMoon Mon 21-Oct-19 14:00:13

I thought wicker hearts were the new signal.

Pop round for coffee. See if there's a bowl for guest's keys.

Report back.

My neighbourhood was built in the 70s and there's Pampass everywhere. I keep to myself.

PotterHead1985 Mon 21-Oct-19 14:20:10

I need to ask 2 questions.

1. What the heck is pampass grass.
2. Why is it not acceptable anymore.

TheQueef Mon 21-Oct-19 14:21:49

Hmm worrying.
Any sex ponds in the garden or a suspiciously robust climbing swing?

SarahTancredi Mon 21-Oct-19 14:22:07

You could always leave your porch light on and see what happens grin

TheQueef Mon 21-Oct-19 14:23:49

Not sure a porch light is completely innocent confused

Do they have a pet? Is it a labradoodle etc or Alan from accounts in a gimp mask?

OverByYer Mon 21-Oct-19 14:26:31

Do they have a hot tub as well?

MrsSpenserGregson Mon 21-Oct-19 14:39:44

Please go round there and ask them, all innocent-like, where they bought their pampas grass as you've been thinking of getting some for a while now. Watch their reaction. Report back.

MargaretPleaseRetire Mon 21-Oct-19 14:45:05

MrsSpencerGregson 🤣

MargaretPleaseRetire Mon 21-Oct-19 14:47:00

Potterhead it’s a sign that swingers use!

mamandematribu Mon 21-Oct-19 14:56:56

Maybe they are looking for new recruits??grin

EileenAlanna Mon 21-Oct-19 15:16:38

Just to be on the safe side you should invite them in for a coffee, wear Little House on the Prairie type clothes, pass them a few religious tracts to use as coasters while telling them you're not pampas grass people yourselves but you try not to judge others.
Got to say, I never knew that about pampas grass myself. MN is always a learning curve grin

CanaryBlossom Mon 21-Oct-19 15:18:03

How old are the neighbours?

I thought wicker hearts were the new pampas grass.

ShartGoblin Mon 21-Oct-19 15:26:33

... I didn't know this was a thing... my grandparents have it in their front garden... I might need to go and have a little cry and/or vomit

MargaretPleaseRetire Mon 21-Oct-19 15:29:41

I didn’t know about wicker hearts! Every day is a school day!

I think it’s ok for grandparents to have them 😂

The couple are around 50ish - no kids!

msmith501 Mon 21-Oct-19 15:35:48

According to my local swingers - friends as well but not in the genital contact sense - pampas grass is as yesteryear as keys in a bowl. On a more day to day level, they wear pendants or similar with "it's a fab day" on them and people who swing (and use the fabswingers website) go through the motions of engineering conversations about what a fab day it is... a bit James Bondish ... "The rain in Schpain Mish Moneypenny..."

OverByYer Mon 21-Oct-19 16:20:28

OMG I have a wicker heart hanging in my Porch window. And I use the word Fab a lot.
Definitely not a swinger but others must assume that I am. confused

Venger Mon 21-Oct-19 17:32:26

I thought wicker hearts were the new signal.

My mum has wicker bloody hearts everywhere blush envy (<--- not envy)

people who swing (and use the fabswingers website) go through the motions of engineering conversations about what a fab day it is

I went to the church harvest festival last week (it's a small place, we don't have much in the way of entertainment) and my elderly neighbour from across the road said it was a fab day. Do I need to worry that Susan at No8 is trying to recruit me?

Bluntness100 Mon 21-Oct-19 17:35:04

I thought wicker hearts were the new signal

Lol if that was the case every bloody house hold would be swingers in the uk. 🤣🤣🤣

Winteriscomingfast Mon 21-Oct-19 19:10:28

You will have them soon. We removed 4 over 10 years ago and the mini plants still randomly appear every so often.

flouncyfanny Mon 21-Oct-19 19:29:33

I love pampas grass, it's really architectural
<misses point of thread>

rslsys Mon 21-Oct-19 19:52:24

If they have a caravan on their drive, does it have a table lamp in the front window as well?

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