Catherine StewartSnaps, then snips

hedge shears

A truly awful snippet. A woman has had the top of her finger cut off with hedging shears during a dispute with her neighbour in Sydney’s north. The fingertip was reattached in hospital and the man charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm.

What’s going on here? I must admit, when my neighbour gets stuck in and cuts our side hedge way back past the boundary, without any discussion, I feel inclined to make some protest. Come to think of it, I wouldn’t get my fingers in his way…..better check the neighbour’s hands on the other side!

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Catherine Stewart

About Catherine Stewart

Award-winning garden journalist, blogger and photographer; writer for garden magazines and co-author of 'Waterwise Gardening'; landscape designer turned landscape design judge and critic; compulsive networker and lover of generally putting fingers in lots of pies. Particularly mud pies. Original creator of GardenDrum. South Coast NSW.

One thought on “Snaps, then snips

  1. Maybe her finger tip was on the wrong side of his string line ,yes i know not funny.
    People just don’t talk to there neighbours any more,i have one direct neighbour and we chat all the time,even if i don’t feel like a talk i will still give them the time of the day——-called karma.
    Do yourself a favour and give it ago it won’t hurt at all.


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