Firstly i would like to say a big thankyou for everyones comments on my last blog entitled Seduction. It is nice to know there are such careing and kind people and comunities such as this.
I have to admit that i do feel really annoyed with these children at times,but it is really the fault of uncaring parents. And my heart goes out to the children as they don,t stand a chance of becoming well balanced adults, i shudder to think of what they may become. I brought my children up alone as my first husband (there father had many problems and seemed unable to take to the role of parenting) and i spent many happy hours ammusing my children. I was always firm but kind and didn,t make idle threats. They laugh about this now and tell me they knew just how far they could go, little monkeys lol. I think the next time i catch them up on that shed i will talk to them is if they were my own. I would ask them to come around and take an interest in them but poor tito has said no as he feels we have brought our own children up and he now feels he would like peace and quiet. I think he may be right as their craving for attention would probably mean they would never be off the doorstep,and their parents being as they are may cause all types of problems.
Underneath the bench in the picture you can see the brown looking patch that was once my beautiful pyracanthus. This was a beautiful shrub which i grew from a bare root that a niehbour had dug up from his garden. I asked his permission to take this root and try to grow it on, he laughed and said "you are welcome but it won,t grow as there are no shoots remaining and it has been sitting there in the sun for two days". Well i was very new to gardening at that point and couldn,t resist the challenge. He couldn,t believe his eyes when six months later i invited him over to see a healthy and beautiful plant, and to be honest i was pleasantly surprised myself. When the children kept getting on that shed and leaning over i was afraid they would fall into it and maybe blind themselves as it had some pretty sharp thorns. After much soul searching and agonising we chopped it down.I was extemely upset as by then it was over seven feet tall and would be covered in lovely red berrys in winter and created a lovely bright spot in that corner of the garden.The birds loved it too, particually a pair of local black birds who nest in a nieghbours garden.
I will ring the council again today and see if i can get them to take some sort of action. I left a mesage with the estate manager two days ago but as yet he hasn,t contacted me.