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The lower terrace of Charlie and Ben’s roof garden is incredibly private thanks to high trellis fencing covered in Trachelospermum jasminoides. Generously planted containers picked up from salvage yards even include a ‘Scrumptious’ apple tree. A marble-topped table, picked up at auction is used to display terracotta pots of succulents and doubles as a serving table. Charlie’s beloved dahlias pop up everywhere, including these ‘Bishop of Auckland’ (foreground) and ‘Edinburgh’. Florist Charlie McCormick (right) with his husband, interior designer Ben Pentreath.