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Love Your Garden Ep.8 - Series 4



  The team comes to the aid of Luke Simpson, who lost his leg in an explosion while deployed in Afghanistan. Rebuilding his life and health with the support of his wife Jackie, the war hero has struggled to make progress on the garden of his dreams. As Alan and the crew work their magic, Frances Tophill reveals the key design elements for a cottage-style plot, Katie Rushworth demonstrates how to make the most out of cut flowers and David Domoney provides hints and tips on maintaining the perfect lawn.

Love Your Garden Ep.8 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.8 - Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh and the team create a garden for a family with twin girls who have a serious, life-limiting condition. Three-year-olds Darcie and Evie Chapman have been diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, a very rare form of epilepsy, and parents Mark and Natalie must be on permanent watch to prevent their daughters' seizures leading to something more serious. The Chapmans' current outdoor space is unsuitable for the girls, with changes of levels, colours of plants and even the light through branches influencing their condition, so the crew follows the rules of a formal garden where straight lines, order and symmetry give an unfussy overall look.

Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh and the team are in London, where they transform the run-down garden of Joan Myers, a senior paediatric nurse who has worked tirelessly to help improve the way children are cared for within the NHS - but in doing so, has let her own garden become overgrown. Alan plans to give her a peaceful retreat outside her back door with flavours of Africa and the Caribbean, as well as more than a splash of purple, her favourite colour. He also reflects Joan's community spirit by challenging the team to make over three front gardens, finding different ways of revitalising these tired and forgotten spaces.

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 4


Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh heads to Bideford in Devon, where Tamsyn and Alex Wood's lives have been turned upside down in the last three years. Having emigrated to the south of France with their four children, they were forced to return to the UK after Alex suffered a brain injury followed by two haemorrhages. Alan sets his team the challenge of transforming the Woods' garden into a coastal haven, inspired by Alex's passion for surfing and the home's proximity to the sea. David Domoney upcycles a boat to create a bespoke daybed, Katie Rushworth turns old fruit barrels into raised planters and Frances Tophill introduces swathes of hardy flowers mixed in with paths of shingle.

Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh and his team of green-fingered experts meet a Cambridgeshire mother whose son requires round-the-clock care. Until five years ago, Suzi Sola and her two children Katiya and Isaac enjoyed frequent trips to Spain, but when 12-year-old Isaac was diagnosed with a debilitating condition, these became a thing of the past. Alan wants to lift the family's spirits by transforming their garden into a holiday-themed oasis, drawing inspiration from a man who has recreated a Caribbean beach in his own backyard.

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.3- Series 4


   
 Alan Titchmarsh and the team are in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, with the McGinns, whose life was turned upside down when dad Pete was seriously injured in the line of duty as a police officer. In the course of transforming their garden, Alan gives a masterclass in how to achieve a tropical feel using plants that can survive the British winter, and David Domoney tackles an awkward slope with a series of decking terraces and sitting areas linked by boardwalks. Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth create raised beds full of grasses, and the addition of a hot tub provides the family with somewhere to relax.

Love Your Garden Ep.3- Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.3- Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.2- Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh comes to the aid of a couple who founded a charity to support bereaved families after the loss of their 23-month-old son. Claire and Ian Estick have a busy schedule fundraising and running their organisation, meaning their large L-shaped garden has become a confused mix of children's play equipment, a neglected greenhouse and overgrown shrubs and trees. Alan and the team set about transforming it into four distinct spaces, featuring a kitchen garden and a tranquil seating area, and show viewers how to tackle a towering leylandii hedge.

Love Your Garden Ep.2- Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.2- Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.1- Series 4

Love Your Garden is a British gardening programme that was first broadcast on ITV on 10 June 2011. The show is hosted by Alan Titchmarsh alongside co-presenters David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill and sees the team visit locations around the United Kingdom helping people to transform their gardens.


Part 1: 
The green-fingered team returns with more surprise garden makeovers for deserving people across the nation. Darren and Lesley Chan's youngest daughter Amelie was born with Charge syndrome - a debilitating genetic condition that has left her deaf, partially sighted and in need of constant care. Alan Titchmarsh sets out to transform the Manchester family's neglected outdoor space, calling in David Domoney, Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth to introduce sensory planting for the 10-year-old, a shade-loving border and a multifunction pathway made from areas of decking, artificial turf and paving.
Love Your Garden Ep.1- Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.1- Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.9- Series 7 2017

Alan Titchmarsh and his team head to Nottingham to surprise the inspirational boxing coach Marcellus Baz, with two special garden transformations.


First, the team visit Marcellus' gym, where they work to turn a dark alley into a productive kitchen garden, before heading to Marcellus' own home to transform his garden into a Moroccan-inspired outdoor space.


Love Your Garden Ep.8- Series 7 2017

Alan Titchmarsh and his team transform an area of Blackpool Zoo for live-in keeper John Paul who resides there full-time, creating a private retreat for the zoo's dedicated keepers.


Alan and the team fill the space with animal and wildlife friendly ideas, and share tips on clever ways to create privacy without building walls and fences.

Love Your Garden Ep.8- Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.8- Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 7 2017

Alan Titchmarsh and his team head to Hythe to create a sensory outdoor space for a four-year-old girl with severely limited vision, who will one day go completely blind.


The team transform the family's current bland garden into a safe family haven where little Isabelle can learn about the outside world in a comfortable environment.

 Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 7 2017
 Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 7 2017

   Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Southampton to turn a featureless suburban back garden into a super-stylish contemporary outdoor space.
 The garden is for the Jordan family who are coping with the loss of a devoted mother and wife.  Shelly-Ann died of cancer in April 2016 aged just 39 leaving husband Tony and their two children Tyler (17) and Amelia (12).


 Shelly desperately wanted to create a garden for her children to enjoy with their friends and family but died before she could make this dream a reality.
 Alan, Katie, Frances and David – take on the challenge of creating a garden that will both appeal to teens and tweens, keep their mother’s memory alive and help the whole family through the still very raw grieving process.
 They pack the space with wonderful ideas and use gorgeous planting to make it one of the most striking gardens of the series.

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 7 2017

  Alan Titchmarsh travels around the country seeking out some of Britain's loveliest domestic gardens, focusing on the wonderful outdoor living spaces created by ordinary Britons.


  Alan and the team surprise a 93-year-old veteran from WW2. Jack King was a Japanese prisoner of war on the infamous Thailand Burma railway. He is now a widower and wants to revive the beautiful garden he shared with his wife Audrey. Jack is also a passionate painter who longs to access the studio he built himself at the end of his garden. Sadly this garden has become a no go area for Jack.
  The team work hard to create a beautiful garden full of happy memories, art and a stunning new studio that Jack is able to access easily.

Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 7 2017

 This week Alan and the team create a garden like no other they've done before.
 The team head to Shrewsbury in Shropshire to meet Air Ambulance heroine Gina Constable.  The former nurse's dedication to this vital life-saving service is unprecedented. For over 21 years she has helped raise more than a quarter of a million pounds - a figure which works out at over 100 life-saving air ambulance missions.


  To this day, despite crippling arthritis, she remains one of the Services most dedicated fundraisers and will often take her mind off her painful joints by knitting charity soft toys - even through the night.Inspired by the wishes of her late husband Tony, who was equally dedicated to fundraising for the Air Ambulance, the Love Your Garden team build her a breathtaking Japanese garden.
 The team share the tricks to creating a little piece of Japan in your own back yard - from transforming a run-down summerhouse into an authentic Japanese Tea House, to creating cloud-pruned trees and the low down on planting and caring for Japanese maples. The attention to detail is exceptional.

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 7 2017



 The team head to Chandlers Ford in Hampshire to help the Richardson family, who are facing a very difficult future. Father of two Jason survives only by the means of a portable external machine which keeps his heart working and three weekly sessions of kidney dialysis. The whole family are now tied to their home and desperately need an outdoor space on their doorstep that can become an escape.

Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 7 2017

This time Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Manchester to turn a concrete patch of dismal cracked pavers and hard edges in to a beautiful classic cottage garden. The transformation is for Salford born identical twins Rita and Betty Mills (87).


The twins have lived together in Salford for all of their lives, and since surviving some of the worst WWII bombings this country has seen, as lifelong parishioners of Salford Cathedral, they have never wavered in devoting their lives to helping others.

It was their friends and family from the Cathedral that got in touch with the programme.  They felt that when the sisters moved to their new bungalow for health reasons – the one thing they really deserved and desperately needed was an outdoor space on their doorstep – to match their own outgoing and sunny personalities.  Alan believes this was the worst gardens he’d ever seen in the series and therefore, couldn’t resist the challenge. He and the team share all the tips and tricks that will help you turn even the most modest of urban yards into a cottage style retreat.

Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 7 2017

Alan Titchmarsh travels around the country seeking out some of Britain's loveliest domestic gardens, focusing on the wonderful outdoor living spaces created by ordinary Britons.


In the first of this new series, Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Plymouth to create a show-stopping contemporary garden for an ex-marine and his young family.

Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 7 2017

Gardeners' World ep.6 2017

Monty brings you a full hour of gardening for the Easter weekend. From sowing summer vegetables and soft fruit planting to propagating and pruning, as well as jobs to tackle over the long weekend, there is plenty of inspiration.If your gardening plans only extend to tidying up the lawn, Nick Bailey gets to grips with an unpromising patch of grass and gives his tips on how achieve a luscious lawn. We return to Adam Frost's garden as he starts to transform a herbaceous border and gives his advice on how to rid borders of bindweed. And we meet Roger Butler, who grows over one hundred varieties of hydrangea at his nursery in Kent.



Carol continues her series on her gardening heroes when she visits Waterperry Gardens to find out about the legacy of Beatrix Havergal, Frances Tophill selects her golden jubilee plant, and Flo Headlam visits a garden centre in Manchester which is run by the local community.

1. Lawns: spring and summer care
At this time of year, the lawn is actively growing and requires feeding, moss-killing, weeding and regular mowing. Spring is also a suitable time to over-seed sparse areas.
2. Hydrangea
Hydrangeas are popular garden shrubs with delicate heads of flowers in shades of pink, white or blue and pretty autumn colour and leaf shape. The mophead and lace-cap hydrangeas are most well-known for their ability to change colour in different soils.
3. Grow Your Own: Courgettes
Courgettes are so easy to grow – and you get so many courgettes from each plant – expect three or four a week if you grow your own!
Courgette plants do like to spread out (about a square metre/yard each) but you can always plant them in big pots or growing bags if you’re short of space.

Gardeners' World ep.6 2017
Gardeners' World ep.6 2017