I have been watching one of my neighbours with much closer interest than I probably should. It’s possible they already know, perhaps sensing that my resless edge clipping and border tidying up against our partition fence is just a taste of things! This neighbour is very particular at the best of times, but lately he has taken to mowing is lawns twice a week and then clipping the edges to within a millimetre of their lives. He has also decided that just living next to me is not enough, he wants to copy the way my gardener does my garden with all the professional tweeks and all that – well at least he was doing all this during the bright hot summer months.
Now that Christmas has gone and we have scraped past the New Year safely and successfully, I can watch progress with the neighbour’s garden plans.