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A Small Wonder

When Lyn, an ex-deputy headteacher, and her husband Peter arrived in Deal with a van load of plants from their previous garden, it was the start of a something very special.


Kent, UK

GAP Photos/Nicola Stocken

Feature No:   4705 

Qty of Images:    64 


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Whereas their former garden had been created in a very piecemeal fashion, this time, she started from scratch, with a clear vision of a lawn-free garden with a central bed full of choice plants, surrounded by a path ‘you could walk around.’ The main garden measures just 7.5m x 14m, with alleys to each side, one shady, the other for growing edibles. Today, a path in the shape of a big ‘6’ leads through the planting, linking a bench at the far end, and patio by the house. When it came to the planting, Lyn chose drought resistant varieties since she only waters the pots. ‘And I don’t have a colour scheme — Mother Nature doesn’t. I like bright colours so, if I like it, I grow it.’



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