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WIBU to offer to weed her garden?

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Remiggio Fri 06-May-16 15:53:39

Next door neighbour has nettles growing which come through our fence. For the past few years we've just trimmed them back but there seems to be more each year & it's a weekly thing.

I'm sick of stinging my fingers & now have a little one who is very likely to get nettled once he's up and about. I don't know if she knows they're there or if it's difficult to get to (alongside a greenhouse).

Instead of being all PA about it, do you think she'd be offended if I knocked & said 'nettles are a problem for us so I'm willing to take a shovel to them...'?

ConfuciousSayWhat Fri 06-May-16 15:56:28

Go for it. I'd love you forever if you did that for me. Nettles have crazy deep roots.

Remiggio Fri 06-May-16 16:27:55

I've just peeked over & a bunch of nettles is accessible for her meaning she's just not doing it. Grrr

Ameliablue Fri 06-May-16 16:32:46

I guess it would depend on your neighbour, but it is probably worth asking.

Envigi Fri 06-May-16 16:34:10

I would think you were a little strange and then let you do it! I'd forever remember you as the nice weed lady though

Remiggio Fri 06-May-16 16:39:25

Haha 'the nice weed lady', might get some confused people turning up at my door who'd misunderstood the meaning wink

ameliablue I've never met her before that's why I was worried about what she'd think. The fact she can get to some of them but doesn't weed them makes me think she'd think I was being cheeky

magimedi Fri 06-May-16 16:41:12

I'd just wait until she is out & spray them with weed killer.

ConfuciousSayWhat Fri 06-May-16 16:42:04

She may not physically be able to weed the garden, especially digging out deep nettle weeds. I look young and healthy but I'm not so we get a gardener in.

AlmaMartyr Fri 06-May-16 16:43:14

Hmm, I deliberately don't weed a patch of them in my garden because I like them for wildlife. They don't border any neighbour so not affecting anyone else though. If they were, and someone asked me to get rid (or offered!), I wouldn't mind at all. It's the kind of thing that I might not think about much unless someone pointed it out. I prune my neighbour's buddleia for him because he doesn't have the equipment (his only plant) and I don't like it blocking out the sun on my veggie patch. With his permission obviously.

All you can do is ask nicely!

JapaneseSlipper Fri 06-May-16 16:51:17

"a bunch of nettles is accessible for her meaning she's just not doing it. Grrr"

I get why you are worried about your kids, but it's probably the last thing on her mind.

blueturtle6 Fri 06-May-16 18:48:22

Nettles attract butterflies so she may have then there intentionally

BMW6 Fri 06-May-16 18:50:40

Weedkiller on the sly.......

Remiggio Sat 07-May-16 03:04:52

I'll give her a knock then & see what she says! Thanks all

buys weed killer on the sly in case she's nasty about it wink

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