Back in the Seventies and Eighties, the garden at Pete's address in Sleaps Hyde Stevenage, became famous for the controversy surrounding the fact that this was one of the first domestic Wildlife Gardens attached to Council property.
Here, we share everything about it with you, including the Council protest, and the worldwide backing Pete recieved, even from famous gardening and wildlife experts, plus the letter he received addressed to 'Wildlife Garden, Stevenage'... a note from the local post office (in blue) was added (see below)
ABOVE: The envelope, the letter of which was delivered straight to Pete.ABOVE: Letter from Refrewshire, addressed to 'Wildlife Garden'
ABOVE:The Wildlife Gardener certificate awarded to Pete before the uproar.
Above: Pete in his Wildlife Garden
ABOVE is the original letter from the council.
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ABOVE: Postcard from Australian ex-pat.
ABOVE: Another letter of support.
ABOVE: Another picture of Pete in the garden, with rare yellow foxgloves.
WHAT DEVELOPED, AFTER THE LETTER FROM THE COUNCIL...
...and it went on and on...
Pete was backed by some top gardening and wildlife personalities...
Like Geoff Hamilton, who presented BBC 'Gardeners World' at the time