Mrs McIntyre’s son Andy, father of her gardening helper, eight-year-old Jack, added: ‘It’s the lunatics in charge of the asylum. Are we going to be asked to wash our weeds next?
‘This is council taxpayers’ money. That’s why councils are in the mess they are in.
‘There’s someone sitting there thinking of parameters for weeds and soil. It’s utter madness.’It is indeed. Cut harder and faster, Eric Pickles.