One of the most pleasant surprises about having transformed our front garden has been the social aspect. I've lost count of the number of conversations I've had with passing neighbours. All are interested in what I'm up to, and many have expressed an interest in buying any excess produce later in the year! Today I got chatting to the couple who deliver our parish magazine each month; when they offered me a thorn-less blackberry plant I couldn't say no!
When the garden was mostly lawn and shrubs, I'd be out there for a while and would wave to anyone passing, but this has brought it to a whole new level. Lots of people talk about the social aspect of allotment growing, but I say try front garden growing!