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Tuesday, 24 September, 2002, 10:46 GMT 11:46 UK
Vergeside garden a winner
Peter Freeman
Peter Freeman's award-winning vergeside garden
An amateur gardener from Hertfordshire, who has transformed a scruffy roadside verge, has won an award.

Peter Freeman began the work to stop children playing football near his house in Long Leaves, Stevenage.

"The children used to play ball on the grass verge here and they used to kick the ball against the wall so I started by adding shrubs and trees," said Mr Freeman.

Residents often stop to stare at Mr Freeman's green oasis.


Anyone who has done something this creative in the community is marvellous

Councillor Sue Myson
But his efforts also caught the eye of Stevenage Borough councillors.

They have just awarded Peter a community gardening cup for his creation.

Councillor Sue Myson was full of admiration for said Mr Freeman's work.

"This is an ordinary housing estate and anyone who has done something this creative in the community - which also stops people parking and children kicking balls against he wall - is marvellous."

Mr Freeman, who insists he is no glutton for punishment, is now transforming the neighbouring verge.


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