An elderly couple is furious after paying £650 to remove some weeds – only to grow back a week later.
Diane and Philip Walker hired two men to kill the unwanted plants on their property in the east Yorkshire village of Tunstall.
But they say the weeds have already grown back and now want an apology and most of their money back.
A promise of a £250 refund and three hours of free labor never materialised.
Diane, 78, said: ‘We covered the backyard with pavers and all the weeds came through. We weren’t able to do it so we called a number on an ad.
“He said he would sort out the weeds and put something down so it wouldn’t grow again. They came in a white van. It took them three hours and they removed the weeds.
“They left some trash in the yard and put the weeds in our brown bin. They didn’t put anything back and left a lot of trash, and we weren’t too happy about that.
“We thought there would be no more weeds, so it would be worth the money in the long run – but a week later the weeds came through again.”
The couple tried to contact the gardener several times to ask when the money would fall into their mailbox, but they were still not happy.
Diane believes the work done was worth £150 and is now demanding £500 back.
She added: ‘We called him and he offered £250 back. I expected a little more as they didn’t put anything back in its place. I feel stupid, we feel let down and it has made us both depressed.
‘Frankly, I’d like £500 back from him. An apology would be nice, but I don’t think it’s possible and I don’t think we’ll get any money back from him.
“I wonder how many other people like us have been scammed.”
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