Posted: 25/08/2014 at 09:45
KT53, I think that's a bit strong. Some people were a bit shocked, but no one was really unpleasant. I don't think we quite understood about the sort of garden Mr. Toast needs for his family and some of us are retired and think of prettiness which isn't practical for children. Mr. Toast is making a new garden, not covering it all in concrete!
I was one who was a bit worried at first, then I changed my mind and said "I'm afraid I wasn't very encouraging at the beginning because it sounded as though you were destroying a garden, but I must congratulate you on what you have done. You are creating a new garden suitable for your family's needs and you've worked very hard."