A boyfriend once said to be careful what you say because after something has been said it can never be taken back. My neighbour, last night, did say sorry and I can forgive her but the fact remains……
I love my front garden and at the same time can appreciate that it is not to everyone’s taste. It is however not just my front garden and no one else’s, it is perfectly legal and within the covenants on the property to change a lawn into flower beds. It is also valid to encourage wildlife, including pollinators, and add positively to our poisoned eco-system.
Being told therefore that your neighbour is going to have your gardening activities stopped is hardly the kind of thing that you need to hear when you get home from work and want to prepare your child’s evening meal.
My poor neighbour doesn’t feel she can open her windows because of the insects. And I should think of the children who might get stung by the bumblebees.
I don’t ultimately know what I am more shocked by but I’m a fighter and I will stand by what I believe to be right. My daughter deserves the best world that I can give her so the phacelia is staying for as long as I want it to. And the bumblebees are welcome any time.