I'll start at the beginning. I was away in Italy for two-and-a-half weeks, and the neighbour promised to look after the garden for me...he's done this before, so I didn't think there would be a problem.
However...I came back to a scene of utter devastation!!! He hadn't watered any of the climbing plants, so they all died......and before I left, I had a beautiful display of sweet peas.
I had also planted honeysuckle and clematis, AND peas and beans, which were starting to grow up the fence. Why had I planted these?
Well, the peas and beans to eat, but the others I had planted TO GROW UP THE FENCE TO CONCEAL IT!!!
And do you know what my idiot neighbour said in excuse?
HE HADN'T REALISED THEY WERE PART OF THE GARDEN, SO HE DIDN'T BOTHER TO WATER THEM!!!
Not only do I now have to replace the plants, I have to replace the dried-out compost. Not surprisingly, he has avoided me since that one discussion...he might just end up in the compost, if he's not careful!!!
There are also hardly any tomatoes, only leaves, because he didn't pinch out the side-shoots....and he let the violas die.....