Let it grow, let it grow!

Country Life Every Week - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

AF­TER 30 years in our house, in re­sponse to the ages and abil­i­ties of my hus­band, my­self and our loyal part-time gar­dener, I have grassed over the once enor­mous herba­ceous bor­ders and flowerbeds, bar the odd one with self-sown wild plants such as wild mar­jo­ram, sweet rocket, evening prim­rose and ox-eye daisies (Agromenes, ‘Golden rules for se­nior gar­den­ers’, July 19). Our gar­den is now re­duced to lawns, set-aside ar­eas and a col­lec­tion of plants and herbs in pots, which can be en­joyed through their sea­sons and moved about (above)—the space is a joy again as well as be­ing a re­serve for flora and fauna.

What we do in­dulge in is plant­ing more and more trees. How­ever, a new young neigh­bour now has ex­ten­sive flowerbeds that we have a good view of, thereby giv­ing us the plea­sure of his labours and none of the back­ache! An­gela Wal­ters, Buck­ing­hamshire

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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