Anorak | Man Sets Fire To Neighbours’ Garden, Accidentally

Man Sets Fire To Neighbours’ Garden, Accidentally

by | 15th, July 2008

WITH the summer, comes a traditional story of feuding neighbours, rowing over the Leylandii and borders.

But we live in dangerous and aggressive times, and the Telegraph reports: “Scientist’s blowtorch weed killer backfires A scientist using a mini-blowtorch to kill weeds accidentally incinerated his neighbours’ front garden.”


We join the action as Robert Gailey, 79, emerges on the driveway of his semi-detached home in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He is equipped with a Weed Wand:

With push button automatic ignition just a touch from its high temperature flame disrupts the cell structure of weeds, causing them to wither and die within a day or two without using expensive toxic chemicals.

Mr Gailey watches “in horror” as sparks cause the lawn and shrubs of his neighbours garden to catch light. Trees and

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