Quite a lot of folks around here are lucky enough to have front gardens and - luckily for others of us who do not - most of them are not covered in concrete and/or paving. The verdant and well-planted front gardens of the area add to its attractiveness without a doubt. But at this time of year some of the lovely gardens are beginning to escape across their front-boundary walls and are, well, getting to be a bit of nusiance here and there.
It seems to me that the problem is particularly acute for those with visual impairments or mobility issues, where stepping out onto the road to avoid the verdure is neither straightforward nor safe. I could imagine it is also a problem for folks carrying lots of shopping bags and/or walking with kids either in tow or in a buggy.
Add to this that essential but immovable street furniture such as trees, lanp-posts, post boxes and telephone cabinets seem - as if by magic - to find themsleves close to overgrowing gardens, combined with the fact that cars are often parked barrier-like nose-to-tail against the pavement, merely compunds the 'overhanging garden' problem for all types and conditions of pedestrian.
Please, dear SG-ers, If you are responsible for a front garden that has suddenly taken summer to its heart and put on a growth-spurt maybe you will find time to lop off those low hanging twigs and branches and burgeoning bushes that are beginning to invade the pavement? Get out there with the clippers and saws, show off your boundary line, and fill up that garden-waste sack the Council so thoughfully provides for taking away those clippings and cuttings.