|Sandra and Keith Birks-photo by Sue Blaney|
|why can't I get a wisteria to grow over an arch like this?|
I came across Sue Blaney and a couple of her friends who stalked me for the rest of the afternoon having planned the same route around the open gardens. I pressed Sue into action as a photographer and she did a very good job.
One highlight of a visit to Hartley Crescent today was the bacon butties in which Sandra and Keith were doing a roaring trade. Sandra, shaded from the full sun by a gazebo bearing the familiar Pimms logo, was staffing up the plant store. I was amazed by the encyclopaedic knowledge the pair possessed about the vast number of plants in their garden. They knowledgably traded information with other garden aficionados. They really should consider entering Mastermind or taking on The Eggheads
This lovely garden can be visited by arrangement during June through till August contact the Birks family at firstname.lastname@example.org.