Maintenance of Verge Gardens

Grass maintenance is easy to do without thinking and easy to outsource. The thousands of mow/edge/blow workers driving around the city are evidence of that. My neighbours’ buzz-men disturb my peace with their noise and fumes during the week.  They work quickly and produce reliably neat results.

But what about neglected verges?

This is a common question from people who oppose or are unfamiliar with verge gardening. What if they don’t look after it? Well, here are some photos I took of the council-maintained “grass” verge near my bus stop. It’s on a major road with houses backing on to it – which is presumably why council […] Read more