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

From manicured lawns to weedless 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 have a sneak peek at just some of the south Essex gardens.


Outdoor living - Simon Barrass built a new decking area to go alongside the swimming pool during the summer


Cheers - Caz Collis Townsend welcomed some new additions to her garden, including an inviting bar area



Before and after - Kerry Dennis’ dad Les and husband James transformed the back garden