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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