Gardens have always been a passion. My first real space was a balcony in Kennington, 3m x 1m.
It was my little oasis in the city, crammed full with planters, the walls covered in climbers and just enough space for a little brasserie table to sit at and drink a cup of coffee. I progressed to a larger terrace with seating for four (albeit rather squashed in) potted trees and a carpet of woodland planting.
Now I garden over an acre in Norfolk and love every moment of it. Our garden has transformed (still transforming in fact) over the last few years with the addition of a large pond, then a summer house and followed by a deck over the pond where we can sit with our feet in the water watching the rudd enjoying the shallows or the common carp, which have appeared from nowhere, gliding under the lilly pads. We now have a fire pit seating area and a further lounging area we refer to as 'The Beach'.
Surrounded by fields on all sides we truly believe that we have created our own private piece of paradise.’