MYSTERY SOLVED as creator of Hockley ‘fairy garden’ is revealed


A little while ago, we ran a story about a little ‘fairy garden’ that appeared in Hockley at the junction between Main Road and Buckingham Road, and at the time the garden’s creator was a bit of a mystery.

You can read the original story here.

However, we are pleased to say that the mystery has now been solved!

It was created by a small local gardening business called All Gardening Essentials, run by Ian Black, and his daughter Leigh-Anne got in touch with The Southend Bible to tell us more.

She said:

The business is very small and has only just started but has already attracted attention by creating the fairy garden just off of Main Road in Hockley.

My dad runs this business and I really think he deserves a little help to gain a few more followers and get his business out there.

My stepmum had a stroke six years ago and my Dad (along with my stepsister) have been caring for her at home ever since.

She can’t walk or talk and doesn’t sleep well which means my dad works really hard in the day trying to start his gardening business, and then comes home and cares for his wife.

I think he is one in a million and deserves a chance to make his new business work.

If you head over to their Facebook page here you will see that they are running a competition at the moment asking members of the public to send in photos of their ponds for a chance to win £50 for the charity of their choice, and we wish their business well for the future!

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