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Green fingers

Posted in Garden Diary by Jane Griffiths on the November 12th, 2009

I visited an inspiring garden this week. Earlier this year I received a phone call from my friend Brian Green, who was starting a veg garden from scratch and needed some help. Below his large property in Forest Town is a service alley, where he was planning to start growing. He had never grown veggies in his life but wanted to supply his restaurant, Il Gardino, with fresh organic produce. When I visited in March the service alley was still overgrown with weeds and creeper. It is now full of vegetables. Brian is a master scavenger and has collected boxes, crates, metal sheets and boards to create a medley of containers without spending a cent. His gravel pathways were created from leftover stones from work done on his house. Bursting from these boxes are tomatoes, carrots, eggplant, beetroot, herbs and spinach, which are all being used by the restaurant. Brian Green is now Brian Greenfingers . . .

The alley being cleared of weeds
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Marking where containers will go
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And the garden today

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