Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:20
I do worry about the vanishing front garden, it seems the passion for gardening is dying and being replaced with gravel, mounds and mounds of the stuff. Around here 95% of front gardens have being paved or gravelled. The big front lawns of houses are disappearing even thou they have big drives .I can understand small gardens and where you need off road parking but this is more than that. It strikes me as a lazy mans answer to not mowing the lawn but begs the question why buy a house with big garden if your going to concrete it over ?have we a love for hard core gravel more than grass? I have thou one ray of hope thou, its not one of manicured lawns but of a wild life return as the weeds pop up amongst the gravel and the bushes over grow with brambles showing their fruit and I saw some lovely rose hips in a un loved garden a feast for the birds .I have seen some delightful small front gardens with displays of flowers and shrubs although no lawn but they are but a few amongst disappearing gardens.