Posted: 14/03/2013 at 11:35
The couple knew it was not their garden. While the phrase 'life's work' does tug at the heart-strings, they have only been in the house 11 years. The landlord was rather silly to let them put so much time, money and energy into a rented garden without warning they would have to restore it to the original condition when they left.
I am, though, full of admiration for the result they've achieved.