I just returned from an inspiring holiday... although all my holidays are inspiring! No other place have I been where the city gardening culture is as strong and prevalent as in London and Dublin. The streets and skyline are lined with immaculate and beautiful balconies and rooftop gardens.
Every city property has a window box, balcony and/or rooftop patio filled with flowers, shrubs and vegetation.
Even my hotel room had a Juliet balcony. The beautiful foliage make the city visually interesting, pretty and picturesque. It is part of the culture.
I was inspired. These are small(ish) individual city properties… not the English country-side.