The mad English garden.

THE DAY BEGAN, as it so often does, with a mild grumble at the state of the world. Or more specifically, the state of the nation. I’d read a piece by Simon Jenkins, complaining about the government’s intention to allow developers to build homes all over the green belt. Indeed, all over any green bit they can find outside the towns and cities. That includes where I live, in the quiet rural environs of just-beyond-Lincoln. Not only are there plans to drive an eastern bypass between us and the city, but developers are also arranging their retirement pots on laying down thousands of homes on every slope from here to the centre of town…

read on at The Fortnightly Review.
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