Let it grow, let it grow!
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
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