Garden sizes (split from potassium...)

Started by CG100, October 12, 2022, 11:53:52 PM

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Diane Whitehead

Quote from: David Pilling on October 13, 2022, 01:30:19 PMI'd add that a million or more UK front gardens have been paved over to provide car parking

Ian Young in Scotland has an interesting garden on his driveway.  Just enough left bare for the car wheels, but a mass of low-growing plants up the middle, and taller ones along each side. 
Diane Whitehead        Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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David Pilling

Quote from: Diane Whitehead on October 17, 2022, 08:45:05 AMIan Young
... is a genius

Yes I've seen the drive, very good. Despite being in Scotland, where there is a lot more room than England, I don't get the impression he has a vast space.

My neighbour thought he was buying a front yard covered in paviers [1] turns out it is a crevice garden - see him with tweezers, a-weeding-o.

He took no chances on the back yard, fitted plastic grass.

You can do the thing of growing stuff under the car - just pave where the wheels go, and the powers that be would be happier if you did, because of the problem of flooding, but mostly people can't be bothered.

[1] small paving flags - is it an actual word (?).