A new scheme aimed at making residential streets in Hammersmith and Fulham greener and more attractive has been launched.
Residents in Fabian Road, Fulham , recently trialled the idea of planting shrubs, herbs and flowers around the base of trees which has resulted in an increase in wildlife and decrease in street litter.
Now the council is rolling out the project borough-wide and hoping other communities will come on board.
Cllr Wesley Harcourt, head of environment, transport and residents’ services said: “This new scheme supports our aspiration to become the greenest, most environmentally-friendly borough in the country.”
Maureen Duffy, who has lived on Fabian Road for 25 years, said: “We think it is just a very nice thing to do, to have as much greenery, as much colour to brighten up the streets and lift people’s spirits as we possibly can.
“Any spare bit of ground looks better if it’s planted.”
Denny Godber, who has lived on the road for 40 years added: “The flowers look so nice. It just makes the whole road look good.”
And Imtiaz Syed, who maintains a tree base outside his home said: “I feel quite good that I can have this little patch outside my house and do it up.
“People just feel a lot happier walking down a street when it’s clean and tidy and has a few plants.”
It follows the recent announcement by the council that it will no longer allow the use of potentially harmful glyphosate weed killers in public spaces.