A NEW START

Lancashire Life - - HOMES & INTERIORS - WORDS AND PHO­TO­GRAPHS: Linda Viney

A derelict in­dus­trial site near Bury has been trans­formed into a beau­ti­ful wildlife rich gar­den

It took some vi­sion to see the po­ten­tial for con­vert­ing the un­tidy site of a Vic­to­rian bleach works into a beau­ti­ful gar­den. For­tu­nately, Keith Tal­bot had that vi­sion. In 2003, he bought the 12 acre site

at Bury which in­cluded two reser­voirs, some World War Two air raid shel­ters and a jun­gle of over­growth, with plan­ning permission for an es­tate of 15 homes to be built on a neigh­bour­ing plot.

Bil­low­ing white Annabelle hy­drangeas in Lynne’s Cros­ton gar­den

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