Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Front Gardens

I love it when people cram hundreds of plants in to the tiniest spaces.  Necessary for city-living often but I also love it when people lumbered with a north facing garden, take full advantage of the sun by filling their front garden with piles of plants.  Take this house in Herne Hill, South London for example -

Front Garden of House in Herne Hill

Plants are much better replacements for net curtains and to stop those nosey neighbours prying eyes - blind them with a buddleia (or buddleja as it is supposed to be spelled according to wikepedia).

Here's another example of plenty of planting

Plenty of planting

contrast this with their next door neighbours who are clearly having a hard time keeping up with the Jones's -

The next-door neighbours house.

That's almost like a 'before and after' but it's not - they are neighbours.  So see why it is important to keep the front of your house in check?.  First impressions matter! - there is no way you would see me dead at the next door neighbours house.  Unless ofcourse they happen to be some sort of transvestite killer (that is to say a person who kills transvestites - not a transvestite who kills people), and who knows? I mean if you were a cop hunting down a killer you'd go in to the neighbours house first wouldn't you? I mean you just assume that whoever lives at the house whose front garden is filled with flowers is a nice old lady or a nice someone - not a killer at all.  I bet house number 2 has a patio too, we all know what happens under patios don't we...

Brookside - Patio

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
    The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.