A woman who describes herself as a vampire has created a beautiful garden out of other people’s garbage: a discarded fireplace and plants from an old pair of wells.
Lyn Cameron, 61, said that when she moved to Alva, Clarmanmanshire, 30 years ago, her backyard looked like “garbage.”
The grandmother of four children could not afford to renovate the place, but as a zealous gardener, she took on the challenge.
She cleaned up broken glass, bricks, and refrigerators and began recycling and recycling other people’s waste.
The finished product – an unwanted bed frame containing fruit plants and a pond made of old tires – has recently attracted 100 visitors.
Lynn compares herself to one The wolves, Hairy Creatures Wimbleed Watching a children’s television program hovering over the garage is cluttered with recyclable items.
She says: “The whole garden is filled with recyclables. He never planned, it was filled in as many ways as I wanted.
My mother told me, ‘Use what you have and you don’t want anything,’ and I did it because I had no income to buy anything. I am always on standby.
He added: “People write to me on the streets that there is a pile of bricks. I love being in the garden because everything is human memory.
I’m definitely like a “Womble”, especially how it floats in and out of my garden! Ever since I was a child, I have been working as a gardener.
When I entered, the garden had not been cared for for many years. There were refrigerators, broken glass, bricks. It was like a garbage can.
I needed a place for my children to play, and for me to sit and enjoy.
Lynn, the owner of the gift shop, continues: “I started with something very close to the house, cleaning the area and removing rubbish along the way.
While I was digging, I was hitting concrete, so I began to work around these areas.
Friends and family ask me if I need anything. If I see people discarding things, I ask if I can find them.
“A neighbor was throwing a metal bed, so I took it off and turned it into a frame to support the fruit plants.
I found a pile of rubber that you can easily find from the runners because it costs money to remove them.
“I built two tires, filled them with soil, and planted them in my pond.
The next day, I built high garden beds using the soil that the council staff would throw.
On August 1, she raised her garden to 100 visitors, raising 20 620 for her previous charity.
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