I have been a little too terse with the best/worst front garden collection. A bit of explanation is required. In towns and villages a front garden is public. Yes, they go with the house but are shared with the passers by who might lob their rubbish in, help themselves to the owner’s plants or steal the privacy of the house-dweller.
Driving past in a car, walking the dog, or sitting on the top of a double decker bus are prime times for viewing. Most are not worth noticing, some are awesome, quirky or just so plain neglected that the occupier gets full marks for insousiance and not giving a damn about the neighbours’ wrath and indignation. That is what my rating system is about. (see post of August 23rd)
And so a quick collage of gardeners in a seaside town not so far from here. This is a bit of a cheat really because many people want to retire to the coast to play golf and grow petunias. Civic pride and freedom from wage slavery make a difference. For that reason, the rating system is suspended for this post.