Surprise #1 : the council turned up this morning to clear the stuff. Ooookay, I think. Stuff needs to be done anyway, and if I don't have to do the actual work, great!
Surprise #2 : they found a dead dog there.
To which I'm shocked, flabbergasted and lost. How the hell did it get there, what happened to the poor thing and what the hell do I do now? Is it my responsiblity to have it disposed of? The RSPCA? Enviromental Health? And all this, half an hour before I have to go to work...
Only thing I know for certain : never, never, never again is it getting that overgrown.