Lifetime clients realise their gardening dream – and raise church funds into the bargain!

To realise your dream you need inspiration, dedication, application – oh and a good plan!

We certainly encourage all of those things here at Lifetime; indeed our second-to-none ‘financial plan’ helps clients achieve the life they want.

Well, here is a terrific tale of two lovely Lifetime clients, Joyce and Colin Marsh, who put together a bit of a ‘lifestyle plan’ – and duly came up with their dream garden!

The pair say they were ‘definitely not gardeners’ when they moved into their house almost 39 years ago – but by goodness if that was indeed the case then they have learned well along the way!

They have transformed their garden into a stunning, flowery, idyllic scene – as shown by the pictures below – and have raised thousands of pounds for the church both of them attend.

Joyce said: “The garden has gradually ‘evolved’ over the years, and has seen many changes.

“We have lived in the house almost 39 years and believe it or not we were not gardeners when we moved in.

“We accidentally acquired a large garden, after the builders (my dad and uncle to be precise) deemed the plot at the side of ours unsuitable for building.

“We – well, mostly Colin – kept the garden tidy, and we begged the odd plant from friends and family, and stuck them in anywhere!

“As the family grew up and we had more time (and money!) to spend in the garden we gradually became more interested.

“Colin’s skill is in the designing and hard landscaping, and I like to think that I am the ‘plants-woman’!” (and what planting she has done if the pictures are anything to go by!!).

Joyce went on: “I enjoy growing vegetables and flowers from seed and seeing things bloom in the garden. We both love lots of colour and scent in the garden.

“The garden will never be finished. Every year we change something. Often major things like paths or digging up lawns.

“For the last six years we have joined with some of our friends and opened our gardens in order to raise funds for our church, which we attend regularly. This year we raised over £2500.

“Gardening is our hobby, exercise and great pleasure.”

What a magnificent, green-fingered pair! Oh, and lovely clients too…….!

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