Town hall bureaucrats could soon dictate what homeowners grow in their gardens. The measure is one of 52 ways to cut household waste suggested in a report commissioned by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Restrictions on fast-growing plants, trees and flowers could be brought in by "including gardens in building regulations" it said.
I really am stumped for words. Almost. Is there no end to the interference in every aspect of our lives these tinpot dictators are proposing? And to think, our taxes are paying for civil servants to dream up such nonsense. If they haven't found a way to curb the growth of Leylandi, do they really think they can tell responsible citizens what they are allowed to grow in their own gardens? Perhaps the batural next step is to put a CCTV cameria in every garden. Don't laugh. A few years ago we would have laughted at suggestions that microchips would be fitted in wheelie bins.