IN PICTURES: A sneak peek at glorious south Essex gardens

WITH extra time on our hands due to lockdown restrictions, south Essex’s gardens have never looked so good.

From manicured lawns to weed-less flower beds, the lockdown period has given us the opportunity for some green-fingered fun.

These snaps of glorious gardens shows just what our readers have been getting up to and the impressive improvements which have been made.

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Scroll down to see some of our readers’ gardens.

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Stunning – Robert Taylor insists his Laindon garden is his pride and joy, which has led to him planting various bushes and flowers over the years and he believes nothing is more rewarding than enjoying nature at its best

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Catches the eye – Robert Taylor’s Laindon garden, on Bedford Road, features a mass array of colours to attract bees and butterflies, along with various types of birds from across south Essex

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Kept busy – passionate gardener Vallabhara Jammalamadaka has apples, pears, greengage, blackberries and raspberries growing

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An array of vegetables – Vallabhara Jammalamadaka’s vegetable patch features aubergines, green chillies, bottle gourd, tomatoes, potatoes, runner beans, mint and coriander

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A sneak peek from above – Linda Catling lives in the upstairs apartment of a Victorian house and has been working hard to make her Leigh garden picture perfect during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown

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Through the arch – Linda Catling’s garden on Leigh’s Marine Parade boasts a burst of colour thanks to an abundance of stunning flowers which have been put in place in recent mont

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