|My garden Auckland New Zealand
slide show from the Telegraph and I find the urban gardens disappointing. I wouldn't want any of them. They look 'bland'.
I would not have wanted to actually live with any of these gardens. This one looks as if it needs weeding!
It is a constant garden as it always looks beautiful. When I came I walked around the neighbourhood and noted down what flowered each month and planted accordingly so there is always something in flower. This month it is the time of the Red hot pokers and Birds of Paradise. They put up a tremendous show in late autumn.
Mine is a secret garden for me as my friends are not into gardening. I love it and it gives me so much pleasure for about an hour a week of my time. I spend nothing on it. It is all cuttings.
I have learned how to get the most out of a tiny suburban garden. Mine is the size of half a tennis court. It is amazing what one learns to do!