Pat and Derek’s garden was started all of seven and a half years ago so is now mature and very colourful.

You can see Pat in the sun dress in the above photo patiently answering questions from one of the people who visited her garden on the day.

The garden is full of containers which all need watering, so Pat and Derek are to be specially congratulated on their meticulous maintenance.

Unusually their garden wraps all around the house.

The second photo shows the planting along one side, and in the bottom left hand corner you get a glimpse of one of their many pots of aeolium, which were a striking feature of their garden for this writer.

Turn the corner at the back of the house and you meet a brugmansia in full bloom.

Thank you Pat and Derek for opening your lovely garden.