Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Mulch Ado about This; Gardener Left Dirty over Notice

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Mulch Ado about This; Gardener Left Dirty over Notice

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A BUNDABERG green thumb's passion for gardening has gone from taking out first place in the My Home Awards to causing him grief with the processes of public housing.

Laurence Watson has spent the past seven-and-a-half years cultivating a garden he loves, but it clashed with some of the housing stipulations, including the height of the mulch.

Mr Watson said while he understood the need to remove mulch, that was in excess of the commission's height regulations, communication could have been better.

In his very own Eden there is everything from pawpaw to coffee, dragon fruit, passionfruit and banana trees growing.

Mr Watson said the issues have now been resolved but he believed there needed to be a more detailed description in the department's remedy to breach notices.

He was issued a notice to remedy after a complaint was made about some of his garden.

"In the details section it says 'Causing a nuisance by the use of the premises as stated in your State Tenancy Agreement'," he said. …

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