A precise urban haven

This well-manicured paradise in south London features dense formal planting with a ‘decidedly bouffant’ look!

Owner Caroline Annesley’s gardening tips:

  • Don't worry about doing things at the wrong time of year. I was comforted by Christopher Lloyd's view that it usually doesn't matter, so if you feel like it, do it.

  • Go out at night with a torch and get rid of slugs by cutting in half with secateurs – disgusting but effective and less disgusting than crushing them underfoot.

  • I believe in feeding the soil. Lots of organic matter helps break up the clay and improves drainage, especially in winter.

Caroline’s floral favourites 

Click the images to learn why these plants are amongst Caroline’s favourites…