It is held to be one of the few generally agreed maxims of business that the Customer is Always Right, sometimes I'm not so sure. I have two customers in particular who when it comes to gardens I can't help disagreeing with.
The other is a different situation altogether, she is a lovely woman and I have grown quite fond of her, yet over the last few months her Mother has been staying with her and between them they are just ripping up all the plants. The garden looks increasingly like and field of composted bark with a bit of grass in the middle. Roses have been ripped up, peonies molested, and phloxes f*%$ed. I begin to despair of making this garden a thing of beauty; yet maybe Mum will find somewhere of her own soon and will stop venting her anger on the garden, then maybe I can start putting in some "pretty" again.