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.