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Garden renovation series. Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers battle it out in Stoke-on-Trent for the chance to design a cool, modern garden.


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With her can-do attitude, love of simple gardens

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and decades of experience...

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Hello! ..Charlie Dimmock is one of Britain's best loved gardeners.

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Looking good, boys.

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But the new kids on the gardening block are the Rich brothers.

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We want to be the brothers that change people's perceptions of gardens.

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Winners of multiple medals at the Chelsea Flower Show...

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Oh, good turn. Amazing, isn't it?

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..the boys have become known for their dramatic outdoor spaces.

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Now these two different generations of gardening are going head-to-head.

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I know they've got a gold medal, but I can come up with a few ideas.

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They're meeting frustrated garden owners across the country...

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The photos made it look tiny.

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It is, isn't it? I'm sure you've seen larger.

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I don't know what to do with it. ..and will each pitch them a design

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based on their needs... Wow!

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..and budget. That looks really exciting.

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It doesn't look like it could be our garden.

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The winner... Ta-da!

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Woo!

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..brings their design to life...

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Hold on, hold on!

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Sweet as a nut. ..and the loser has to help them build it.

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Oh, I'm getting irritated now with faffing around.

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This is what happens...

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Does he ever get irritating? All the time.

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..when different styles collide...

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Who chose these? One, two, three.

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This looks like your design. Yeah.

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..to turn garden dreams into reality.

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Wow! Open your eyes.

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Wow! It's amazing.

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It's beautiful.

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It's time for Charlie and the Rich brothers to discover whose garden

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they'll be battling over this time.

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If you look up blank canvas in the dictionary,

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I think this garden may crop up.

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We've got Lewis and Rhys and they recently moved into a new build in

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Stoke-on-Trent, and they've made their house their own, but they're

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struggling with inspiration for the garden.

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Lewis, an HR advisor, and Rhys, a catering manager,

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both work full-time and for the last couple of years

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have dedicated all their spare time and money to creating their perfect

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home. We've spent so long doing the house and decorating that

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and prioritising that,

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that we kind of forgot about the garden. I wouldn't call it a garden.

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Yeah, that's definitely not a garden, what's out there at the moment.

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It's just a mud bath.

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Really, really muddy,

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waterlogged and waiting for us to do something with it.

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Rhys and Lewis would prefer their garden

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to remind them of sunnier times.

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We're thinking a Mediterranean theme. Yeah.

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Cos we really enjoy holidays over in the Mediterranean and we quite like

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the plants and the feel of being on holiday.

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But the garden is currently more Costa Del Sog

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than Mediterranean bliss.

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The only things living in it are a few blades of grass,

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the odd weed and the couple's bunny rabbit, Milo.

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We're not very creative in the sense of we knew we'd want somewhere to

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entertain, but how to make that look really good,

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we're not full of ideas.

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I think that's a problem with these new builds.

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Everyone can see what they're going to do with the house, with

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individual rooms, but when it comes to the garden, when they're given four fence panels...

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It's going to be daunting, probably, isn't it? You can see why they've had problems.

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It's - "Where do you start?" Yeah. Yeah.

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Not only that, but Rhys and Lewis don't always see eye to eye.

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I like really minimalistic and modern, a bit different.

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Whereas I'm not so much. Definitely play it safe.

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We have differences of opinion sometimes, don't we?

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Not liking the same colours, not liking the same furniture,

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the list is endless.

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THEY LAUGH

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But two years of disagreeing and dithering has enabled the couple

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to save a tidy sum for the garden makeover.

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And the budget is...? The budget is ?4,000.

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Oh! That's quite healthy, isn't it?

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It's quite healthy. It's not a huge garden, is it? No, not at all, no.

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The possibility of a four-grand budget to do up this space

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has whetted our designers' appetites.

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But their design will have to win over both Rhys and Lewis,

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and that won't be easy.

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So our rival designers are going head-to-head for the chance

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to transform this bleak backyard,

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with each of them drawing up a design for Lewis and Rhys' garden

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that will work within their budget.

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Then they're travelling to Stoke to pitch their designs to the couple

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and whoever loses the pitch will have to help

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the winner build the garden.

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So, who will the couple go for?

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It's time for the pitch. Here we go.

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Will they go for Charlie, with her years of experience

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or the boys who are known for their contemporary spaces but might

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struggle with the Mediterranean theme that Rhys and Lewis love?

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Kind of grasped the fact that you want this kind of contemporary,

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stylish, social outdoor space that's really going to entice you

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inside the house to outside.

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You've got some very strong, simple lines.

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It's very stylish and stylised.

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This is going to be a lovely area to sit in the morning, but then

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this area of an evening, a bigger area.

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You can spill down onto the lawn.

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And the deck, I was going to go with cedar, and rather than have it

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parallel like that, I've got it on a diagonal.

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Stops it looking like a pallet, all right?

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As you can see with the design, we've created two levels.

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We've created this lovely kind of entertainment space.

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It's got two sofas, a fire bowl and you can really sit down and just relax.

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We've increased the terrace space. It gives you plenty of room for the barbecue.

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While the boys are playing it safe with the structure of their garden,

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Charlie is upping the ante.

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She's on the ball and has remembered that the couple are overlooked in their new build.

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To give you some privacy,

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I've got a very simple cedar pergola,

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and then we've got a couple of...

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They're called small trees, they're actually large shrubs.

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One's a Cornus controversa.

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It's lovely because the leaves are quite small, so it doesn't create a lot

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of dense shade, so you can still plant underneath it.

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But it has a beautiful shape to it. In that corner,

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an evergreen that will screen out those roofs.

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Arbutus. It's known as the strawberry tree.

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Oh, right. It has flowers and fruit at the same time.

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But not to be outdone,

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the boys have done their homework too, incorporating the holiday theme

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into the planting.

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The social area is surrounded by Mediterranean-style planting,

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so we want to use things that you like, like cordylines and phormiums.

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We're straying away from cottage style and into soft and floral and giving you

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that real flavour of the Mediterranean, bringing back some good memories of holidays.

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And we've also put in two trees

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and three shrubs, and they're great for vertical interest.

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Just gives it a bit of architecture in the garden

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and great for privacy as well.

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When you're sitting down here, you feel a bit more immersed, a bit more private. Yeah.

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Rhys and Lewis like what they see,

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but Charlie is about to play her trump card.

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I'd like to give you the structure of the garden, but your taste is

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quite different from mine.

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Personally, I would go for focal points, something like this,

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but I can see that's not your type of thing, so I have three focal points.

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One here, back-dropped with Mediterranean planting.

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One here and one over there, so when you're sat on the patio or sat here,

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you can see them. But I would like you to take that budget of about ?150

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for each one and buy something that you would like to see in the garden.

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Interesting.

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Charlie's giving the couple a chance to make their own mark on the garden.

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But will it sway them?

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What's your initial impression of this one, then?

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Will they choose Charlie's geometric layout...

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I like how they've got a separate seating area up here.

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..or the Rich brothers' secluded and stylish design?

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Concrete is a nice look, personally, I think.

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You see, I'm not sure about that. Oh, right, OK.

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It's decision time.

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It's taken us ages to decide. I'm sorry to keep you waiting.

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We've picked one in the end.

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We've decided to go for...

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Oh!

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Cool. I'm pleased about that.

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Well done. I'm really pleased.

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Good. I think it will make this a nice little oasis of greenery.

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I agree. We can't really go wrong, guys, can we?

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The boys' faces say it all.

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They clearly fancied getting their hands on that four grand,

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and what's more, they now have to take orders from Charlie.

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But she's going to need them to help realise her very modern design.

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It's early morning in Stoke and work starts on the garden.

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The new garden will feature a lot of hard landscaping,

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so while she's off organising the plants,

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Charlie has sent the contractors in

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to get started on her radical design.

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The design features three contrasting areas of landscaping

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that interlock like giant pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

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We've got this paving coming out from the house. We've got a bit of

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planting either side of it and then the main bit for us... Is this deck.

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..is this deck.

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With four grand to spend,

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Charlie has gone for decking boards made from high-end cedarwood,

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which rejects moisture, so it's less prone to splitting and twisting.

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Now keen to make sure her landscaping jigsaw fits flawlessly,

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Charlie's arrived on site with the boys.

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This garden is all about laying it out right in the first place because

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it's all about getting those lines exactly right. Otherwise,

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it's going to look a little...

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pants. You've got that circular paving, haven't you?

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Everything runs off that. It's all about the lines in this garden, isn't it?

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It is indeed. There's lots of them.

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Lots of lines. THEY LAUGH

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Let's go and wrangle with angles.

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THEY LAUGH

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Charlie's design is all about creating a chic, stylish space,

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but in order to achieve that,

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she has to take care of some practicalities first.

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Right, now we need to move this.

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Rhys and Lewis' plot has a slight dogleg,

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which is the perfect place to hide the shed.

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So it and Milo the bunny need to be moved.

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Onto the deck.

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Oh, hello, there we are.

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Oh, I'm crushed. Hang about, hang about!

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And with the shed out of the way,

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Charlie's asked the brothers to build it a new base.

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It's nice having this little bit here, isn't it? Yes, you can't see it from the house either.

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Which is quite nice.

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Meanwhile, landscapers Andy and Falklan

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can get on with laying the circular patio by the back door.

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To save time and money,

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Charlie's chosen a patio kit of ready-cut stones.

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Circular kits are a bit more difficult.

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You need to lay them out dry,

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play around with it until you get them absolutely bang on to what you

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want. It'll save you time in the long run.

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That's why you set them out dry.

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If you lay them wet, you get that.

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So we start again.

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The humble patio has served the British garden well for decades.

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But in some modern gardens,

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the traditional, rectangular area of pavers is a thing of the past.

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Using different shapes and contrasting materials can

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turn any area of hard landscaping

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into a feature and focal point.

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Creating circles and semicircles makes a narrow space seem wider.

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And replacing the odd paver with planting, particularly centre plants,

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means your patio can smell nice as well as look nice.

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In Rhys and Lewis' garden,

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the landscaping will seamlessly lead the couple from the back door

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to a decked seating area.

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But the patio kit the boys are using doesn't quite fit properly.

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Making a cardboard template first avoids wasting stones by cutting them to

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the wrong size. That's perfect!

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I'm happy with that. Do you think we could get away with just laying

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the cardboard instead of a bit of stone?

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I don't think we'll quite get away with that. It doesn't rain in Staffordshire, does it?

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THEY LAUGH

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And a perfect one. Yeah, smashing.

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Meanwhile, whilst Charlie assembles her plants,

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Rhys and Lewis have asked the boys to meet them out front.

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On Charlie's suggestion, they've been shopping.

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What have you bought? We've got these two large pots.

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Nice. They're big, aren't they? Thought the curved effect was quite nice.

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They're modern and tall. We like that sort of thing.

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And you've got something in here as well, have you?

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We've overspent on the budget.

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Don't tell us off. We really, really love it.

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It's really modern. The sky.

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It's actually a water feature.

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It's certainly very shiny and contemporary, isn't it?

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I think it's going to look beautiful in the garden.

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So you said it was slightly over budget.

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How much did you spend on the water feature? ?300.

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So it was ?300 but there is that added cost of an electrician

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to fit it as well, isn't there? OK.

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We really love it. We both really love it.

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Sometimes it's worth spending a little bit more and let Charlie worry

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about the rest. THEY LAUGH

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Harry and David can't wait to give Charlie the good news.

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Charlie? Yo! Look what we've got.

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What's that? This is the water feature.

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I don't recall ordering that.

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No, you didn't. Whoa, that is quite big, isn't it?

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It's definitely a feature. They've done well, I think.

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They've spent the cash, though.

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They've spent it all? Well... And more.

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So no going out and getting a few more plants, then? No.

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With the budget and more now well and truly spent,

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there better not be any more surprise costs for Charlie to deal with or

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she'll be unable to give Lewis and Rhys the garden they were expecting.

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Do you want me to give it a little wiggle, maybe? Yeah. Yeah, not that way.

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T'other way. That way.

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She has no choice but to try and accommodate the water feature

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into her design.

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It's important to keep the customer happy.

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You spray it out first. Oh, yes!

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Make some marks and then we'll dig away. But you've got to keep it level.

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It's a nightmare putting these in.

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People always think it's going to be easy.

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But you have to dig out the hole bigger than you need, put sand down,

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level it and then as you backfill it, make sure you don't put it on the tilt.

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So Charlie sets the boys to work.

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The black tank needs to sit underneath the ground and will be filled with

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water. Once that's done,

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Rhys and Lewis' water feature will be fixed to the top.

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The focal points that Charlie is incorporating

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will draw the eye away from the less attractive parts of the garden

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and focus them on the areas of interest.

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The use of focal points in garden design isn't a modern idea.

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It began in the formal Italian Renaissance gardens of the 15th century and

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some of today's most famous gardens are continuing the tradition.

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Art historian and dedicated gardener Sir Roy Strong

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has filled his own garden, the Laskett Gardens,

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with distinctive points of interest.

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Focal points, I think, are absolutely fundamental.

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They draw the eye.

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They depend on what we know as perspective, which is mathematical.

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The converting lines mean distance.

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You can also achieve it through planting colour,

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getting softer into the distance.

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They hold the whole composition together.

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Roy uses a range of plants,

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statues and pots to give visitors a glimpse of something in the distance

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and tempt them down that path.

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Anything can make a focal point, can't it?

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It can be rather grand, as this garden is,

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sort of classical or mock classical bits of statuary.

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Or you may have some fabulous plant or clipped evergreen.

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A piece of topiary can hold a whole garden together.

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It can be a little fountain, it can be a piece of modern sculpture.

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It can be a massive thing,

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so I think it has to be something that has year-round value.

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It's no use having something that comes out in the spring and

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it's just a heap of dead leaves for the other ten months of the year.

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Hopefully, Sir Roy would approve of Lewis and Rhys' choices.

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The water feature will glisten all year round and the plants in those

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elegant statement planters can be swapped with the seasons.

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Whilst the electrics for the water feature go in,

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the boys are digging the hole to house the ample reservoir.

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And Charlie is supervising the building of the bespoke pergola.

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Rather than buy one in kit form,

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Lee's constructing the pergola out of cedar that matches the deck.

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The pergola is really just adding a bit of height.

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And also, once the climbers are on,

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it will screen those houses overlooking into this garden.

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What do we think, boys?

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Hate it. No, only joking.

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It looks great. Definitely breaks the light at the back.

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It brings it down, doesn't it? It sort of brings it down a bit.

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They can grow something up there, as well. So it's even more screening. Yeah.

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But once the final screw is in, it's time to start measuring again.

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In Charlie's design,

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the lawn and the flower beds all work off the arc of landscaping.

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And David has a starring role in making sure they're perfect.

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I'm pretty pivotal. HE LAUGHS

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By using a line,

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Charlie can create a perfectly straight edge, which Harry then marks out

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with line-marking paint.

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The boys are used to building gardens with perfect lines and angles.

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Yeah, that's about perfect.

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But Charlie's finding it all a bit fiddly.

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When I was drawing this up,

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I thought this was a really simple, straightforward design.

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It was easier to draw than it is to make.

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Charlie's much more at home amongst her plants,

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and she's ordered some beauties.

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This is ?800 worth of plants, so it's a lot of plants.

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When it comes to planting a garden from scratch

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and there's nothing in it,

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I would suggest the best thing to do is have something for structure that

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is going to be there year in, year out. Something like evergreens.

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We've got fatsias and yuccas.

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And some pittosporum. Something for height.

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So we've got some small trees and climbers that will give you height, and then

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the third thing is colour,

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so we've got some wallflowers and some lavenders

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and some heucheras to give,

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you know, a bit of pizzazz and seasonal interest.

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Another design trick Charlie is using to give the garden a professional finish

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is to edge the borders.

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So all I'm doing now is putting in some wooden edging, and we don't want it

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to be showing too much, so I'm just digging a trench ready to peg it in.

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That will really accentuate the lines from this paving area down the garden.

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Whilst the boys have the hard job of building the borders,

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the boss has the fun job of filling them.

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I just want to get a few key shrubs in first, then the water feature, so

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I can work out what plants go where.

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Since this garden is all about focal points,

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Charlie has gone to town and chosen some really special plants.

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The tree peony is one of her favourites.

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It's got these really

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architectural leaves that are a bluey-green colour.

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And look, they look fantastic against the cedar deck.

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Just beautiful. Look down there.

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And Charlie has also kept in mind Lewis and Rhys'

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fond memories of their holidays,

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evoking that Mediterranean vibe

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with the striking spiked leaves of the yucca.

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So, how to deal with spiky plants. Because when it comes to planting

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them, these are very, very sharp.

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I'm not worried about putting them in the garden because Rhys and Lewis

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are grown-up adults, so they know they're spiky.

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But the best thing to do is wrap the sandwich film round and it gently

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holds them in place.

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You can plant them. And then at the very, very end, a pair of scissors,

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zoop, boing!

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Job done.

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With some of the statement plants in place,

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it's time to bring in the budget-busting water feature the boys selected.

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Now the reservoir is level,

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the boys have filled it with water and submerged a pump.

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They've connected a hose to it that will circulate the water over

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the feature when the pump is turned on.

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Shall we take all the fittings out?

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Right. Take them out, put them to one side.

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Put the lid on securely.

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Water features don't just have to be focal points.

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There are many other benefits to adding one to your plot.

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Water in a garden is fantastic for wildlife and particularly for birds,

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as it can provide an opportunity for a drink or a bath.

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The gentle trickle or gurgle of water is also fantastic

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for drowning out background road noise.

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Whatever your garden, there's a water feature to suit it.

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Rhys and Lewis's water feature, with its super shiny finish,

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should add a luminance to the garden even on the dullest of days.

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The other focal points they've chosen are a couple of tall metal planters.

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Because this pot here has a really deep base,

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I'm going to fill this with gravel and then put the pot in,

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drill some holes where the base is

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and then that's going to act as a water reservoir for the plants.

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The water levels are just going to hit the soil so it can draw it up,

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but not too much that it gets swamped.

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And Charlie is finishing it off with a pop of colour

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to brighten up the corner.

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Don't they look nice?

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And the great thing about these is these Senetti aren't 100% hardy,

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so it does mean that Lewis or Rhys can lift them out and pop them in the shed

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if they think it's going to be a cold night.

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Charlie's solved the problem of focal points.

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Her next job is to put some more height into the garden.

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It's overlooked from three sides, so she wants to make it more private.

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This is one of my favourite trees.

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It's really a large shrub.

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It's known as the wedding cake tree because it grows in these layers and

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it's got a variegated leaf,

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so it's got a light green with a white edge

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and it just looks beautiful and architectural.

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And it adds some height to the garden

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and picks up the height of the pergola.

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And you can still grow things underneath.

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That's why it's an ideal small tree for a small garden.

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To offset the areas of landscaping and swathes of planting,

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Charlie has given Harry and David the task of laying

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a new section of lawn.

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So I'm just preparing the soil now,

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having this loose layer on top, which really allows the turf to knit in and root.

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After I've done this, it's really key not to stand back on it,

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so as you can see, Dave's on a board here and it enables you to not mess up what I've already done.

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And you just move the boards up each time and,

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you know, work away from the prepared soil.

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Rhys and Lewis are going to have to be vigilant about watering this lawn

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every day for the next six weeks until it's firmly rooted.

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This garden has tested Charlie's design skills and patience to the limit.

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With such a big budget to spend,

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the pressure to deliver something truly special has been intense, but

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as the water feature is turned on...

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It's coming.

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Woo! Look at that.

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It's quite nice because the whole brightness and shininess of it has

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disappeared now the water is going down, hasn't it? Yeah. It's quite a nice sound.

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It's not going to make you want to...

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Run to the loo. ..go to the bathroom.

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I don't know. ..and the very last Mediterranean-style plants go in...

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..the garden is finally ready for its grand unveiling.

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For two years,

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Rhys and Lewis' sad plot has barely deserved to be called a garden.

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Void of life, it was neglected whilst the couple focused

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on kitting out their dream home.

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Now it's had a ?4,000 face-lift.

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Charlie and the team have spent every penny of the budget to give

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the garden a high-end gloss that she knows the couple will be hoping for.

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She focused much of the budget on different areas of high-end landscaping.

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A ?900 circular patio is the ideal spot for morning coffee,

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whilst the cedar deck adds a touch of luxury,

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and is perfect for a glass of wine at the end of the day.

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The bespoke pergola was an indulgence at ?350,

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but adds height to the previously flat and boring plot...

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..and will look amazing when it's covered with flowers.

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Charlie chose to allocate more than ?1,000 to plants,

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but the impact is immense.

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They add privacy and intimacy to the garden,

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and have that Mediterranean feel that the boys asked for.

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And Lewis and Rhys have stamped their personality on the garden too,

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with focal points in the form of this stunning water feature

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and two statement planters.

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Before they called the Garden Rescue team,

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Lewis and Rhys had no idea

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what to do with the blank space they called their garden.

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And to get the ultimate transformation, they staked ?4,000.

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Keep your eyes closed.

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It's time to find out if Charlie and the boys have delivered the garden

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they dreamed of. Rhys, this way.

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SHE GIGGLES

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You can open your eyes now.

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Bloody hell. Wow! Oh, my word!

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Is that a good "goodness me"?

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Wow! That's very good.

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Yeah? Oh, wow. That is really nice. Oh, thank you.

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Loving it. Of course they are.

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Is that Mediterranean enough for you? Yes.

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That's the type of view. The yuccas...

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Oh, wow. It's amazing.

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Let me get on your shoulders now, mate. Get on, get on up.

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I have to say, you did a good job with the water feature.

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Yes! THEY LAUGH

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I'll give you that, even though you blew the budget.

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This will make this your own private little sanctuary in this area.

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Oh, it's fantastic.

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Really pleased.

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Good. Would you employ us again, then?

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Absolutely.

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Right answer. We might not let you go out shopping again

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cos we slightly blew the budget but, hey.

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What's a budget? What's a budget?

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This garden has been built from scratch.

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There was absolutely nothing for Charlie and the boys to work with,

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and they've succeeded in pleasing two clients

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with very particular taste.

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We're going to come out here for weeks, possibly months and think,

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"Wow, it's transformed our garden."

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Money well spent, definitely.

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Today, Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers battle it out in Stoke-on-Trent for the chance to design a cool, modern garden. Lewis and Rhys are a young couple that have made their new build house their own but have run out of ideas when it comes to the garden. With only three fences, a shed and a few weeds to work with, can the designers transform this characterless plot into the chic 'outdoor room' the couple dream of, and do it all within their £4,000 budget? Along the way, the designers have tips on which materials to use to add a touch of luxury to your garden and ideas for focal points to make the most of the whole garden.