Offbeat News: Green-fingered couple spent years to transform back lawn into stunning oasis

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The garden boasts over 3,000 different species of plant and flowers, bursting with vivid colour following the warmest April on record.

The couple have spent around £15,000 creating their garden which includes 140 Japanese maples, 20 ilex golden kings, 15 juniper blue stars, two huge Virginia creepers.

The couple, who have four grown-up children and one granddaughter, are opening their garden up to the public this summer month as part of the National Gardens Scheme.