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The derelict garden

 

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This is like the brand-new garden, only worse. It is usually found attached to old properties which have remained empty for a long time and then possibly been renovated. What has not been squashed rock-hard during the alterations will be a jungle of neglected and overgrown trees and shrubs, grass and weeds, briars and brambles. It has probably also been the secret neighborhood dumping ground for a quarter of a century, so lurking in the bushes could be a wealth of bedsteads and broken crockery. These gardens are often larger as they belong to properties built when land was more plentiful. They are usually very fertile, nature having taken its course, and so everything, including all the stuff you want to be rid of, grows very strong and healthy. A slight improvement on this sort of plot is one which has originally been an orchard, or similar. Orchard sites are now becoming popular building plots and if they have not been neglected for too long can form the basis of a decent garden, as they often have passable grass and trees on them which can give you a head start.

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