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A Profusion of Planting

G4: Corner plot where flowerbeds and pots packed with colour surround the home on three sides.

Home to Marple Memorial Park's Head Gardener, the plot was surrounded by conifers and laid to lawn without a flower in sight when we moved here in 1989. The front garden was turf laid directly over an old tarmac drive - we wondered why it was always so yellow!

Trench borders had to be dug through solid clay, dozens of conifers removed, patios built and borders filled with topsoil gradually took hold, planted by instinct rather than to a specific plan.

More recently the dilapidated often repaired shed was replaced with a summer house built during Lockdowns and the crumbling double-garage was finally replaced at long last. So 34 short years after arriving we finally feel comfortable sharing for Cancer Research UK, which is fitting really, as one of us is a recent cancer survivor too.


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