Something else I saw on my travels – a lawn that had been allowed to develop into a wild-flower meadow, complete with primroses and violets. (you can just see these at the bottom right). This is what I want to do with the front garden, so it was especially interesting to see it on a London street in front of a thirties bungalow – not looking at all out of place. On a sloping, north-facing site, too – exactly the same as mine. (The friends I was staying with thought that this example came about more by neglect than design – sounds like a labour-saving plan!)

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