I met the owner of the Chinese garden over the fence when I was working on her neighbours plot. As usual I handed over a business card and thought nothing more of it until I got a phone call 3 months later. As you can see from the before and after photos there was a really lovely garden under all those weeds and I'm glad that I could really make a difference as the owner has a bad leg and can't get out to weed as often as she'd like. She also has 2 sons to look after who are totally uninterested in gardening so no help there either.
It's a real shame when people obviously invest a lot of money getting their gardens landscaped and then can't get out there and enjoy them. The owner said that she'd love to sit and read in her garden but the fact that it was in such a mess made her sad and disinclined to go outside, which is a real shame. Anyway, hopefully she can sit out there and enjoy some warm autumn days before winter sets in. Brrrrrr!