Frankie is a dab hand at growing tender and exotic plants and has managed to pack a wonderful range into a small garden. It truly is an inspiration to the rest of us as to what can be achieved.
He explained that they have lived there a number of years, and after Barratt’s the builders had finished building their house, they were left with heavy clay and not much else. He built up the soil over the years by adding to it, and established some hedging and trees to give shelter from the wind.
He plants under the trees: in fact, there were plants in every nook and cranny, and climbing up the walls!
Asked where he sources his plants from, he stated quite simply he grows from seed which he obtains from all round the world – but also gets plants from Aldi, Lidl, Costco and Morrisons!