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To put something like this in my front garden

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MugglesandLuna Fri 02-Sep-11 15:57:35


We have a quite wide front garden, but only a yard at the back (taken up by a trampoline).

Our neighbours house is at an angle to ours, round the corner a bit. It wont block out any light from them, but would you be annoyed if your neighbours did this??

ShootinTheBreeze Fri 02-Sep-11 15:59:18

Yeah, it's a bit of an eyesore.

ViviPru Fri 02-Sep-11 16:01:03

Nah. YANBU. If they're anything like my nieces & nephews, it'll be gathering dust & gracing the pages of ebay within a year anyway.

RCToday Fri 02-Sep-11 16:01:16

Yes I would hate my neighbours

HeadfirstForHalos Fri 02-Sep-11 16:01:19

No, it's your garden and you need to use it for your family. I've seen worse things in front gardens.

2blessed2bstressed Fri 02-Sep-11 16:02:51

Wouldn't bother me if I was your neighbour.....and I'm sure every kid in a 3 mile radius would love it - and be in your front garden all the time. So you might need to consider a fence or something too, if you don't already have one.

VeraCanSignChocolateAndWine Fri 02-Sep-11 16:04:37

I guess it would depend on the size of your front garden, whether it is inclosed, and the area you live in.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Fri 02-Sep-11 16:06:58

As it's Friday the only thing you are allowed to put in your front garden is Pampas Grass - it can grow to a fair height and you may be able to erect a timber tower behind it in a couple of years time.

Until then, in order not offend your neighbours, keep your trampolining and swinging confined to indoors.

Mouseface Fri 02-Sep-11 16:07:44

Nope, get it so I can come and play on it! Looks great! grin

You don't live next to me though, do you? wink

You might get all the local children playing on it when you're out or yoofs trashing it if it's in the front.

Mouseface Fri 02-Sep-11 16:08:22

grin at izzy

ViviPru Fri 02-Sep-11 16:08:48

Our new next door neighbours just chopped down their pampas grass. AIBU to feel a bit rejected?

candr Fri 02-Sep-11 16:46:16

I heard that papmas grass was the new 'key in a bowl' to show you were into swinginggrin

garlicnutter Fri 02-Sep-11 16:49:59

Go for it. Everybody uses their front garden as living space these days. I think it looks great fun!

Paint it greeen or blue or summat.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Fri 02-Sep-11 16:53:52

Precisely, candr. It's a discreet invitation to those who like to play away from home in someone else's home wink

<<moves sofa and tv into front garden as per garlic's advice>>

BluddyMoFo Fri 02-Sep-11 16:57:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

thisisyesterday Fri 02-Sep-11 17:03:25

looks fine to me. we have a playhouse etc in our front garden because it's much bigger than the back.

it's not like you've chosen some massive brightly coloured plastic monstrosity... go for it!

pictish Fri 02-Sep-11 17:06:10

I wouldn't mind it at all. Looks fine.

AMumInScotland Fri 02-Sep-11 17:07:35

Perhaps my DS has spent too long building Games Workshop models, but it looks to me just like a Siege Tower - I'd be expecting th eneighbouring children to start storming the battlemeents with it grin

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Fri 02-Sep-11 17:11:21

Your garden would be full of kids.

Would it compromise your neighbours privacy at all? Otherwise it's bugger all to do with them. I wouldn't mind at all - as long as your children didn't start peering into my bedroom from it.

TheMonster Fri 02-Sep-11 17:13:41

If your garden is fanced off and no-one can see it (other than in a normal over-the-fence type way) then I don't see a problem.

Jins Fri 02-Sep-11 17:21:53

Check with the planning dept before you buy. You may laugh but it may need planning permission if it's forward of a wall forming the principal elevation.

Our neighbours have just had to remove a 'play structure' about the same height as the one you've linked

ViviPru Fri 02-Sep-11 17:23:04

Serious? Yet people get away with building entire settlements without planning. Its an outrage.

Jins Fri 02-Sep-11 17:25:08

Yep - serious!

lifechanger Fri 02-Sep-11 17:33:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

garlicnutter Fri 02-Sep-11 17:33:49

grin izzy! Great idea if you've got a tent out there ...

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