Pushing the boundaries

St Johns Wood

There’s a garden near my flat that looks like it’s got some interesting stuff in it, judging from the plants I can see popping over the fence – lots of large Mediterranean and grey-leafed shrubs and trees. Alas I can’t see in, but this is the boundary between that garden and the next. The log piles are interspersed with big wooden planters containing as-yet-unidentified shrubs.

It makes a change from a smart fence painted in a heritage colour – standard issue in these parts. But what I’m curious about is what the neighbours think. On their side it’s a bit of a mess, with slabs of concrete and random panels holding it all up. They can’t be happy about that, surely?

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