Every second year, our local Mapesbury gardening group in NW London gives awards for the best local front gardens, and last weekend, members got together to kick-start the event with a free front garden workshop.
Over the past few weeks they'd carefully nurtured dozens of seedlings and plants and these were displayed in one member’s driveway (above). Seeds, pots, advice and even compost were also on offer, and the steady stream of visitors went away with armfuls of free goodies. Some were already keen gardeners, but others were novices, pleased to get help in beautifying what might previously have been a bare patch of concrete. A lot of hard work, but great for fostering a community spirit and hopefully helping the neighbourhood bloom this summer.