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Catharine Howard is the Gardening Coach. Contact her for gardening advice and visit www.thegardeningcoach.co.uk for more information.
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May 22, 2013 | Best/worst front gardens - series 5

This garden disqualifies itself from the ratings for having no hammock opportunities to speak of.  It is here for the door and the would-be hollyhocks.  Nil points.

Ratings explained:

*         call for a skip

**       concrete over it

***     covet it

****   I’d sling my hammock here

***** in my wildest [...]

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November 7, 2011 | Best/worst front gardens - series 3

I rate this garden ***  (largely due to snappily clipped yew)

Ratings explained:

*       Call for a skip

**     Concrete over it

***    Covet it

****  I’d sling my hammock here

***** In my wildest dreams

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September 5, 2010 | Best/worst front garden collection expanded a little

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 [...]

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August 23, 2010 | Best/worst front gardens

I rate this garden ****

Starred listings explained:      1.  Call for a skip/    2.  Concrete over it/  3.  Covet it/   4.  I’d sling my hammock here/  5.  In my wildest dreams.

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