Gardening unplugged

On most sunny Sunday mornings I wake up to the scream of a hard-pressed strimmer. My neighbour likes to get up early, and likes to keep his garden under strict control.

By mid-morning other neighbours usually join in. Mowers, strimmers and hedge trimmers compete to drown out every other sound. But does it have to be like this?

Read my blog post for Guardian Gardening about how a slower, quieter approach to doing the garden works for me.

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