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Your floral dress is lovely, but the wellington boots you wear with it spoil the effect a little. Your wide-brimmed hat keeps the sun out of your eyes while you’re working. Gardening gloves and a basket of flowers complete the look.
You’ve always had green fingers. As a young girl you helped your granny grow tomato plants for sale at car boots, which is also where you first met your husband, Lord Gardiner. He swept you off your feet in the garden centre where you worked and set you up in your own landscape gardening business. More recently you’ve been perfecting the fine art of hedge sculpting - or topiary, as your wealthier clients like to call it.
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I’m Lady Gardiner, landscape gardener and hedge trimming artist. Lord Heathcliff had commissioned me to carve some angels for the entrance to his maze, but I’m only halfway through so they currently look like bowties on rolling pins. Oh, if anyone trips over an electric chainsaw it’s mine. It also has a temperamental on-off switch. As soon as I heard the terrible news I rushed to tell hubby, Lord Gardiner.