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Campaign to beautify front gardens

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aftermay Thu 11-Apr-13 21:03:39

I read in the Evening Standard yesterday about a gardener from Kent who started a kind of movement to get more beautiful front gardens. I can't find the details anymore, did some googling (I think her name is Fern something). The website may be called full frontal or suchlike but I daren't google under those terms. Any ideas what I'm on about?

echt Fri 12-Apr-13 12:19:46

I don't know about this particular campaign, but remember from last living in the UK about concern expressed in London - might have been Ken Livingstone - about so many front gardens becoming carports/parking spaces, and the loss of visual amenity.

Here in my bit of Oz, there's concern about new houses taking up the entire plot of land, so a proposed requirement is that a certain percentage must be open land, i.e. grass/earth/beds. This will enrage the tossers current trend-setters who love concrete, agaves and palm trees, but mostly concrete. These are the same silly fakers who then wonder why their children can't play outside because it's too hot. On the concrete. With no shade. Duh.

Rant over.

echt Fri 12-Apr-13 12:20:44

Fakers? I meant feckers.

LadyMud Fri 12-Apr-13 17:10:17

Yes "Full Frontal" - but google it with "Fern Adler" wink

aftermay Mon 15-Apr-13 23:32:48

Thanks, LadyMud smile Found it with your extra clue now.

echt - i googled agave, it's kind of dry and prickly. Saying that, we planted a gooseberry bush yesterday (in the back garden, hoping the kids won't kick the ball into it).

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