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The sunny up­per ter­race is crammed with ter­ra­cotta pots and seven, rec­tan­gu­lar, deep, black wooden planters made by Ben’s fa­ther. Char­lie fills ev­ery avail­able space with let­tuce, rocket, mesclun leaves, gar­lic, pota­toes, herbs and beans, but can’t re­sist adding tulips and dahlias as well as sweet peas grow­ing up twiggy sticks and cane wig­wams. A deep, re­claimed wa­ter tank en­sures the roots of Trach­e­losper­mum jas­mi­noides stay cool and damp even when the cou­ple are away for long pe­ri­ods. Deck­ing and fenc­ing has trans­formed what was once a bare lead roof area into an in­ti­mate space for en­joy­ing a morn­ing cof­fee or early evening glass of wine among pots of aga­pan­thus, fox­gloves and Ver­bena bonar­ien­sis.

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