Favourite Front Gardens (17)
Haven’t had a Favourite Front Gardens for ages. This is for several reasons – the weather in the last 18 months has been god-awful, people haven’t been inspired to create gorgeous greenery in their gardens and I confess I haven’t been inspired to see it. But Mike reminded me of a chap that goes that extra rod every year.
I’ve often walked through Gloucester Circus and wondered which side I’d like to live – the ‘posh side’ but with the view of the 1960s flats out of the window – or the flats – with the posh view.
With this particular apartment, the smart side gets the best of both worlds – this guy comes up, every year, with fabulous display that lifts even a Phantom’s spirits and this year he’s outdone himself. It takes a huge amount of work to keep container plants like this – especially in the kind of temperatures we’re enjoying just now. It’s not just the watering several times a day, it’s the sheer logistics of lugging soil upstairs and having to pot stuff up in such a small space.
But he’s done it and he does it every year.
No idea who he is but I tip my tricorn to him on behalf of everyone who’s cheered up by the sight of jolly bedding in giant hanging baskets.
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