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“You’re always waiting to see what’s around the corner”

Many people have tricky plots, and you wouldn’t have to go far to find a garden that is narrow, north facing or on a slope. But for Simon Hall and his wife Dawn, their Staffordshire garden combined all three of these challenges in one incredibly long strip that was choked with brambles and bindweed.

But the 75m length proved to be the secret to this garden’s success. A gradual incline means that by the time

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