Around 40 metres of tiny verge has been planted with a range of plants.  Many of them flower & many of them are easily propagated or grown from seed.

Around 40 metres of tiny verge has been planted with a range of plants. Many of them flower & many of them are easily propagated or grown from seed.

A number people have suggested I visit Alma Avenue in Stanmore to have a look at the verge gardens there.  I recently did & what I saw was a nice surprise.

Alma Avenue is one-way. There is no room for a footpath here, but despite the gardening limitations, a resident has created something quite beautiful – a burst of colour & richness in a tiny verge between the house & the kerb.

There are numerous examples of other places just like this all around the municipality & most are left untouched. They tend to be magnets for weeds & litter. Some are concreted.  Looking at the work done here I understood why so many people had spoken to me about this verge garden.

I thank whoever created this, as it brings much beauty to this street. Imagine if all spaces, big or small, were planted out – how nicer it would look.

Showing the variety of plants

Showing the variety of plants

Another section.  Pity about the tagging.

Another section. Pity about the tagging.

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