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    I thought we need a rant thread for non-dog related rants.

    Well, I need one.

    The neighbours house has been sold. Not that I shed a tear that our neighbour left... but the new owners are busying themselves taking down the whole bloody garden. The house was surrounded by beautiful native scrubs, home to hundreds of birds and other wildlife. It also provided a windbreak (we're on a slope) for at least three houses including their own and a screen. In fact we now have a free view into their bedroom window. Thanks guys!

    Not only we have, but our dog has too. We look into their bedroom and overlook their backyard and parts of their front yard. I just wait for our dog to bark his head off when these morons start moving around. I already miss these bushes, the birds and our privacy. Watching them bulldozing the lot makes me really upset If they want suburbia, why can't they stay in suburbia?

    They had three magnificent gum trees in their garden, which were free standing and not really a threat to anyone or anything as far away from their house. Several possums shared those. Guess what... they came down yesterday afternoon. I had to leave it made me too upset watching it.

    Got to go now... off to the nursery finding fast growing replacement scrubs. A friend suggeted Wattle, pointing out that with a bit of luck they might be allergic

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    That would make me so angry and sad too! I don't know how things work in your area but here lots of the gum trees are protected and you need to provide a good reason to remove them. I know it's too late, but I would be tempted to enquire and dob them in if they cut them down illegally. But probably better to let it go and try not to think about it. Seeing trees cut down for no good reason makes me cry...

    I have some wattles out the front of my house that have grown massive in a couple of years time. Thery're more like little trees now. I also had a massive big grevillea against the side of the house, but it was already fully grown when I moved in so don't know how fast it grows. And unfortunately it started falling over after we had the big rains last years and had to be removed. The birds loved it though because it flowered pretty much all year round. Wattle birds and other honey eithers came to feed on it and the tiny birds used it for shelter as it was quite dense and spikey.

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    Yeah that sux, if the trees or shrubs where not causing dramas.
    I must admit to jumping my neighbours fence when they sold so i could poison some of thier small trees.........now before i get flamed i want to point out that these small trees where Giant Figs that a tenant had planted right against the fence between us and them...these trees would have smashed the fence in about a years time plus covered all my backyard. Not to mention that a sewer line runs underground along there so sooner or later the tree's would have been removed anyway when the council would have had to repair the pipe line which would have been a nightmare for all of us.

    The neighbour who lives on the other side of us had massive Cocus palms right along the fence line too which meant every night the fruit bats would get in them eating the seeds and then $h!t all over my house, cars and boat........a quick request to chop em down for free was accepted and they are now a distant memory thank god.

    I love trees and gardens ...it's what i did for a living for most of my life but my rant is about people who plant trees and shrubs without realising what damage some species can do when they are planted in the wrong spots........and as someone who is allergic to wattles, i just hope all your friends and family arnt allergic as it would make visiting you a very uncomfortable and unpleasant experience. There are hundreds of better species to choose from IMO.


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    i jsut like to whinge.......so this thread is tops........

    its 2 o'clock... think ive done enough work for the day, time to go and play jeeps.................
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    Sean, I have a neighbour who inherited a big tree that has been planted so close to their house that the roots provide a nice little ramp for the rain to run into their back room every time we get some good rain. And because the roots pretty much go under the house, it would cost them a fortune to have it removed and would probably still cause damage to their wall. You wonder what the people who planted it were thinking!

    I am having a house built and was just today looking at a suitable tree to plant. First thing I look at is how tall it will grow and how invasive its root system may get. And I will also know not to plant it too close to fences or the house. Fortunately we will have no over-head electricity wires. I will fill up the rest of the yard with fast growing wattles, after I've planted my dward apple trees and veggie patches.

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    My thoughts are that people are free to do whatever they want with their property. Agree it is sad but still their right.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Yes, unfortunately you're right. My first thought was too that they surely can't cut down protected trees, especially if they're home to wildlife. But apparently there is a new rule and now it's allowed to cut down whatever you please if it's within ? (I think it's 20) m of your house. For bushfire protection... it was completely new to me. Especially since we're not living in a high fire risk area. Oh well too late now. Went to my fav nursery today and came home with a lot of bushes to replace the damage. I find it really sad. Tonight when I started planting there were heaps of birds sitting on the dead trees.

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    It is sad I love having birds around and being blocked off from our neighbours! There loss I suppose. Maybe they are planning something better?! Lol

    My only rant is my car... Its a never ending saga! Lol the OH was drunk the other day and thought it would be fun to mess around with my gears while I was driving (in an auto) lol all well and good until I go to leave for work the next day and my car doesn't reverse! On a better note we are goin car shopping tomorrow! Haha I can't be angry when I finally get to get rid of the piece of crap!

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    My rant today is about teachers. My 7yo has a diagnosed bladder issue. And even though I explained to her teacher that she sometimes has to go to the toilet very frequently and often urgently and the teacher agreed to allow her to go to the toilet during class, today she got angry with my girl for asking to go with the result that she then didn't dare to ask anymore. It resulted in her wetting herself twice in an hour in class and feeling very ashamed and upset when I picked her up. I just want to lock the teacher in a room without a toilet for a day and see how she likes it! Stupid cow...

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    Probably the sister of that f###wit who made the kids hold dry ice in there hands recently resulting in 2nd and 3rd degree burns. I wouldnt be to happy either Beloz.....make sure you let the principal know.

    I feel really sorry for your daughter.


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