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Garden transformation show. Claire and Richard in Barnsley are desperate for somewhere to socialise and reconnect with friends and family following difficult fertility treatment.


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There are few sights more satisfying than a beautiful garden,

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but what do you do if your outdoor space isn't quite

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so picture perfect and you're short on time?

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-Well, meet the instant gardener.

-Ta-dah!

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Danny Clarke is an expert at transforming gardens.

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Here's my plan. I'm going to rejuvenate this garden.

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Each time our gardening guru will show you how to create

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gorgeous garden makeovers.

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That's the art of garden design, delegation.

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Each transformation will be packed with brilliant ideas and tips...

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It makes it easier to cut through.

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..to help you get to get to grips with your own outdoor space...

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It feels unnatural but take your time.

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..with his magical ideas...

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These flowers will look like they are floating in amongst the grasses.

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..and advice on spending wisely on a budget.

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That's why Danny makes me bring a list.

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Oh, my word! This is amazing!

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And because he's the instant gardener,

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everything you see will happen in just one day.

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-Oh, my God!

-That looks so much better.

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Today, we're in Barnsley -

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a town with a proud industrial heritage

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nestling in the rolling hills of South Yorkshire.

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It may have once been a metropolis of mining,

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but beyond the relics of industry runs a rich seam of community life

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and nature at its greenest.

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In Yorkshire, you are never far from a bit of gorgeous countryside

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and the couple we are meeting today want to make the most of what

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is quite literally on their back doorstep.

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-Hello.

-Hi.

-You must be Claire?

-I am, yeah.

-And Richard?

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-Yes, nice to meet you.

-Nice to meet you.

-Do you want to come in?

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Thank you very much.

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Devoted young couple Claire and Richard live in a new-build house

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along with their three much-loved cats.

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They married two years ago and have been trying for a family

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but are now exhausted after several heartbreaking

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rounds of unsuccessful IVF.

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Now they have decided to take a break

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to recover from the emotional cost and focus on appreciating

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the friends and family they have already got.

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As they both work long hours, at a mental health unit,

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their spare time is precious.

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They'd love a garden where they can relax together

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as well as entertaining their loved ones.

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Claire and Richard's existing garden sweeps up

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from the back of the house in a steep slope.

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Good for catching the sun,

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but making it both very hard to manage and difficult to make useful.

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Like many new homes, there is a noticeable lack of planting here.

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Only an unkempt, weed-ridden lawn and a lonely acer by the fence.

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There's a very small patio next to the house,

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but no real area for the couple to relax, unless of course

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it's in the pint-sized and dilapidated chalet in the corner.

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It may seem like an uphill task to Claire and Richard but for Danny

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the shape of this garden is a real design challenge.

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-That, to me, looks like a brilliant place to sledge.

-Yes, it is.

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We have spent many a Christmas sledging down that hill.

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-Who is the Wendy house for?

-Our cats.

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We work long hours so we wanted somewhere for them

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to go when we weren't here.

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Somewhere nice and cosy, the food was in there, litter trays,

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you know, to look after them. It has become derelict now.

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The door fell off in the high winds we had

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and we haven't managed to put it back on because it's warped.

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It's cute. I thought it was for Richard when he has been in trouble.

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I've spent many a night in there as well, so it's not too bad.

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So how do you use the garden at the minute?

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At the minute, we sit out on nights, use our wood burner

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and that's pretty much it.

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How much of a problem is that, Danny?

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Well, we're going to work with it, bearing in mind

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that we're going to build a garden in a day.

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-Yeah.

-What do you want out of it?

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Obviously we get a lot of sun so we like to suntan

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and this is our serenity.

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-So you want this as a space in which you can entertain?

-Yes.

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Family and friends, but mainly for us.

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Somewhere to relax and just peace and serenity. Easily maintained.

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Oh, yeah, definitely.

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But also on cold nights maybe have wood burner out

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and cosy night in the garden.

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Rather than thinking is it going to snow yet

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so we can sledge down that hill?

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It's quite difficult, isn't it? Because that is quite a steep slope.

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-Good for rolling down.

-Yeah, it's not good for lawn mowing.

-No.

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Danny, we're going to get out of your hair

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because I know you've got plenty to be cracking on with.

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You know what's coming now, don't you, Helen? I've got the book.

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-Thank you very much.

-OK?

-This is our shopping list.

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Are these going to be difficult plans to maintain?

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-No, they should be nice and easy for you to maintain.

-Thank you very much.

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We'll get out of your hair and let you crack on.

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-Have fun.

-And you. See you soon.

-See you in a bit.

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While I take the couple off for a spot of research,

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Danny has only ten hours to transform their precipitous plot.

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So what's the plan, Dan?

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One of the things I've noticed, as with a lot of new-build properties,

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is this excuse for a patio down here.

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I wouldn't even call it a patio. I'd just call it a path.

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So there is nowhere for them to sit. This is my plan.

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We're going to give Claire and Richard a new patio.

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What most of us tend to do is build our patios very close to our houses.

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That is absolutely fine but I'm going to build a circular patio

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in the garden which is going to cut into this bank.

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This is going to make full use of the bank and the sun

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which comes from just over there.

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Now, I'm going to rejuvenate this garden with contemporary plants

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in the style of prairie planting.

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Prairie plants will love the conditions in this garden

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because we've got full sun here and also it's free-draining.

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So they will thrive.

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I'm going to work with the tree that's in this garden

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and what I mean by work with the tree is that I'm going to add

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another two just to give the garden more height and more interest.

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So we've got the low planting of the grasses

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and that's going to be complemented with the height of the trees.

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Overall, we're going to do a contemporary design for

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a contemporary couple

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and I think that will suit them down to the ground.

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Danny's handyman, AJ,

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and horticultural expert Lou are here to help as always.

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But Danny and his team never say no to extra help and two of Claire and Richard's friends,

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Gavin and another Claire, have stepped up to the plate.

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-Hello, Claire. Hello, Gavin.

-Hello.

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-So you are the helpers for the day, are you?

-We are.

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How do you know these guys? How have you got roped into this?

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We know them through work.

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-You both know them through work?

-Yeah.

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Have you ever helped out on projects like this before?

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-No, first time.

-Are you used to manual labour?

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-No, but I'm willing to give it a good shot.

-Not really.

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-Right, we are going to build a circular patio here.

-Lovely.

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We're going to cut it into that bank.

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That's going to be infilled with slate

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and it's going to be edged with timber

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and we are going to have a flower bed running round there.

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-Do you think they'll like it?

-Yeah.

-Definitely.

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-Brilliant.

-Good, that's a relief.

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I bet it's a relief to you as well, isn't it, AJ?

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Well, for the time being. Until you change it as usual.

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That's a designer's prerogative, isn't it?

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- He's a broken man. - I am, I am.

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Right, AJ, I think the first task for us to do is get some marker string

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and mark out where this patio is going to go.

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Mowing the lawn before digging will help lose some weight

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from that circle of turf that they are going to have to dig out.

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AJ: When you go higher with it,

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remember to lift your wrist up a little bit.

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- You're getting good at this. - I am getting good.

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With the edge of the patio marked out,

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it's time to start the biggest job of the day,

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shifting over two tonnes of earth to create the patio area...

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..starting with stripping that freshly mown turf. Go, AJ.

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Once we have taken the turf off, we are then going to dig down

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and barrow the earth into the skip

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-which is at the front of the house.

-With the skip already hired

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and extra hands to help barrow the waste,

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it sounds easy enough,

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but not everyone has got the knack of this gardening lark yet.

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-Show me how you dig.

-I've been watching him.

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-Distinct lack of welly there.

-Right, OK.

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I tell you what, I'll show you how to dig.

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So, Claire was doing this.

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-With respect to you, Claire...

-Pathetic!

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Now digging, you've got to really go for it.

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Don't be frightened, just go for it and give it some oomph.

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Just take out a section.

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Don't go too far back here,

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just go here.

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Yes, just take out a little section.

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-Go round the turf like that. Yes?

-Yes.

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-Chop Away.

-Chop away and then go down.

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There we are.

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See? Piece of cake.

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Right, we'll see if it works.

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In, out, wiggle. Wiggle. Come on, you can do it.

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AJ: Push again and then push down deeper.

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-Once you're out the way. That's it, well done.

-Nice bit of muck.

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First proper dig.

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Oh, I'm going ahead now.

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In a strange sort of way, is it easier now?

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-Now that you've got the technique.

-I didn't realise there was so much to digging.

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Yeah, there is but once you've got the technique, it is a lot easier.

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-Can you see any sweat?

-Not yet.

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With the sun making a rare instant garden appearance,

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the team are soon sweating away.

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Meanwhile, I've planned a more relaxing morning for Richard

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and Claire at a local garden, also built into a steep slope.

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Like Danny's design, it's made for tranquillity and socialising,

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with the help of some eastern influences.

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OK, now, have a look at this.

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-Crikey.

-Water feature...

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-Mm.

-..grasses, that sort of prairie style planting.

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-What do you make of this?

-I like the bushy type things!

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I don't know what they're called but I like them.

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-Is that a technical term?

-Yeah.

-Yeah, yeah, for me!

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Ponds, I... I've only ever had one pond before in my life.

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I didn't really maintain it very well.

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Quick, let's get Danny on the phone!

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-No, no.

-THEY LAUGH

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You see, a lot of people find water quite relaxing.

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-Do you think there's a sort of calming effect?

-Yes.

-Yeah.

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It's a calming effect, we've seen a few features before, haven't we?

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-Yeah, we have.

-Trickling water, not necessarily a pond,

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but trickling water, and that's been nice.

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Sort of borderline before you need to go to the toilet,

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that sort of relaxing, isn't it?

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-It's a nice feature. I like this.

-Yeah.

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-It's lovely.

-And lots of wispy grass, cats would like that.

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-Seems low-maintenance, I like that.

-Yeah.

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All right, well, there's plenty more to see in this garden

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-so lead the way, Richard.

-Will do.

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Do you like the feel of that, Claire?

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I like it, and I think cats like that sort of wispiness.

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-Oh, so it's more for the cats than you?

-Yes!

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THEY LAUGH

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We've got a lot of different plants going on.

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-Colours!

-Do you like that?

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-Yes, I do like a bit of colour.

-Well, come this way,

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cos I think you're going to like what's around the corner.

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I want them to see this circular seating area in the hope that

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they'll want something similar of their own.

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-Would you like something like that?

-Yes, I would.

-Mm, yeah, definitely.

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It stands out, that's what I like.

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You've talked about using this as a space to entertain,

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bring your family and friends round...

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I'd be proud for 'em to see things like that in our garden.

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Have a look at this show-stopping plant.

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It looks very fancy, quite posh, it's a garden onion,

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but it's actually very easy to look after.

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I don't know a lot about flowers and plants

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-but it looks really posh, don't it? It looks nice.

-Colourful.

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-Yeah, colourful.

-Yeah.

-And this is very low-maintenance.

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You put a bulb in, it grows like that, you don't have to do a lot.

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-It's something that we'd want.

-Yeah, that's definitely for us.

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Right, well, the next bit you're going to love.

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This garden has not one but several circular areas - an idea

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which could work brilliantly for social creatures Claire and Richard.

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-Right, have a seat, you two.

-Oh!

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-Now...

-Thank you.

-..this really does have the wow factor, doesn't it?

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It does. It looks low-maintenance and very nice.

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What do you think of this sort of entertaining space?

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I like it cos it involves...

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It'll be involving everybody in the family. It's not just one or two.

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-Yeah, it's ideal, yeah.

-It's... Everybody's around, one place.

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Everybody together.

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You know, maybe a game or two, deck of cards, you know, it's...

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Would you use the garden as an extension of your house?

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I mean, your kitchen's normally your focal point where

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everybody gathers, but I think it's nice if it's your garden.

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Yeah, especially in the summer months where it's nice

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-sunshine in our garden anyway.

-Yeah.

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Back in Claire and Richard's own garden, the circular groundworks are

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in full swing, and Danny's picked up a few more helpers along the way.

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Now, I've just found this over there. Now these are a gardener's friend.

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One of the things we do notice in gardens at certain

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times of year are these wormcasts.

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Wormcasts are these little curly heaps of soil

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excreted by some species of earthworm.

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But don't worry about it, what it means,

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if you've got these in your garden,

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it means that you've got a happy garden, you've got a garden

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that's healthy, so I'm going to put this back where I got it from.

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All right, try, then.

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Danny's human helpers are working hard too,

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motivated by their desire to give their friends a well-deserved treat.

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Claire and Richard, I mean, they've had a pretty tough time,

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-haven't they?

-Yeah.

-Yeah, it's been a struggle for 'em over the last year.

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It's been hard. You know, they've been trying for a baby, and...

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-Yeah.

-..they've had IVF, and, er, basically it failed twice.

-Right.

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So it's been really, really tough for 'em

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because to go through IVF you've got to quite change your lifestyle.

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Sure. What do they have to do?

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Well, there's, obviously, there's no drinking,

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-you've got to be really sensible, make sure you're stress free.

-Sure.

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Er, so, they've not really been doing too much over the last year,

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-and it's been a lot of focus on trying for a family.

-Sure.

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That's been the main focus, so I think...relaxing

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and having a good time has just been put on the back burner.

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-Sure.

-So, they're definitely in need of...

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-So they need to...

-..a treat.

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Yeah, so they need to be spreading their wings a bit again, don't they?

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-Yeah, yeah.

-Cos they've kind of felt a bit restricted.

-Yeah.

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I can see from speaking to the two of them that they

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-are very sociable people.

-Oh, yeah, very.

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I bet they're the life and soul of the party, aren't they?

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Can't imagine a better couple.

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It's hot work in the blazing sun,

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but the ground works are progressing.

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With a large bite taken out of the hillside to create the new

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circular patio, the team need to shore up the remaining earth.

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The main job now, is to dig a trench to house the retaining wall.

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The retaining wall is being made from these timber posts

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which are going to be butted together, like this.

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These are going to retain the bank.

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It'll keep back the weight of all this soil, which is very important.

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Over time, it will erode, but they're going to stand

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proud above the level of the surface of the soil.

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That way, if anything rolls down the bank,

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it's not going to roll onto the seating area.

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As a rule of thumb, when you put posts in the ground,

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you should put them in at least a third deep.

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A third of the height of the post.

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That way, it'll make the wall nice and solid.

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Now, these are made from treated wood.

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It doesn't mean that they won't rot.

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They will rot eventually,

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but they will rot a lot slower than if they were untreated.

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A great advantage of using these posts, is that it makes it

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easier for us to get a curve, whereas bricks are a lot more difficult.

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Out front, AJ is cutting up the polls making different lengths

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so that the wall can be graduated.

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-Higher at the back and much lower at the front.

-How's it going, AJ?

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-It's going well.

-Are you confident we'll get it done?

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I am actually, at the moment, luckily,

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getting three of the acquired lengths, out of one.

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We've got a 70 length, a 60 length and a 50.

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Once they get tapped into the ground with the concrete round,

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-it's all good. Yeah, it's going well.

-Good.

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-Great weather, so you can't complain.

-Absolutely beautiful.

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But just as things seem to be going to plan, there's a problem.

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Danny has struck rock.

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I think we've got builder's rubble in the ground here.

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Often a way with new-build properties,

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so, gardeners like myself are left to pick up the pieces.

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This rubble could mean trouble.

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Digging rock rather than soil, will cost the team valuable time.

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While Danny wrestles with that problem,

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back in the beautifully finished garden, Claire, Richard

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and I are channelling our energy in a different direction.

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This garden is inspired by the ancient Chinese art of feng shui.

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And to find out more, I've arranged for us

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to meet its designer, Lee Bestall.

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-Lee, lovely to see you.

-Hello.

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-This is Claire and Richard.

-Hello, how are you?

-Hiya.

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Talk us through this fabulous garden, because, I mean,

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we love it, don't we?

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So, the idea behind this garden was to create a tranquil space

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mainly to fuse this area around the house with

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the wilderness of the fields beyond.

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Talk us through the lay of the land.

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I mean, you're dealing with quite steep hills here

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and these guys have a steep hill in their garden.

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-How much of the challenge is that?

-It was a challenge on this site.

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We had a two metre difference between the back of the garden

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and the centre, where needed to create level spaces

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and it was quite important, obviously, for a seating area,

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to be level, so we used the cut and fill method.

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We cut out sections of earth, and then we fill them in somewhere else,

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put retaining walls in and then created these level

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areas where we have different things going on in each space.

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I guess that's something you have to think about,

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if you're taking out big chunks of earth?

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-You need to retain it and hold it back for safety.

-Yeah, yeah.

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Because I quite like the height difference.

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It makes it quite private and your garden is very private, isn't it?

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It's very private, but very steep.

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This is a garden designed around feng shui and the whole thing about

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feng shui, is not to have sharp corners and straight lines,

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so this whole garden, if you view it from up in house,

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it's a selection of interlocking circles with these kind of walls

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that wrap around to create cosy spaces.

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Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy which provided

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a system of harmonising people with the environment around them.

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The use of circles and curved lines is supposed to

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slow down the energy flowing through a space.

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But how do you get it?

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Is that why you've gone for a series of circles? How key are they?

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The circles really came from the feng shui thing

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because we can't use straight lines.

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We want to create these intimate, spaces, spaces where friends

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and family can sit around an area, whether it's dining,

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sat around a fire pit or sat on sofas like this.

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It's very nice to interact with people when you can see them

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and I think today, when you're in a garden, it's

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an opportunity to just chat and relax.

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So, feng shui, in terms of creating a nice energy in the garden,

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is that something that's important to you guys?

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Richard's mum always said to clap in corners as part

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of feng shui and she gave us crystals, as well, to put up.

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Just to create a positive energy throughout us house and...

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That's all we've really touched on with feng shui.

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If it can go out into us garden, it would be lovely.

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Do you feel your garden is a space in which you could have

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positive energy and that might have an effect on your life?

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I think that is something we definitely need.

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Definitely to de-stress, as well, after a long shift.

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You guys want an area in which you can entertain.

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This is a perfect entertaining space.

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How have you created that atmosphere in here?

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So, we've zoned the space, basically.

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You've got the seating area here, we've got an area which might have a

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fire pit in it and we've got on area for dining.

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What have you had to plan, given the conditions that you're working with?

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So, we've planted lots of prairie style planting,

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lots of grasses, lots of low growing perennials

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because those herbaceous perennials, you can cut right down in winter

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and they come back it up in spring.

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We've used things like orange, red and yellow colours later on in the

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season and at the moment, it's all looking quite purple, blue and white.

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We can't use things like the bamboos

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and acers, which traditionally would be associated with feng shui gardens,

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just because they would get hammered with the wind and weather up here.

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And it's quite relaxed.

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It ties in well with what's just outside the garden,

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but it copes well in this kind of environment.

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Yes, it's all very hardy.

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The planting has been here for two years now, so it's seen two

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harsh winters out here, so they're all hardy northerners.

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We're reinforcing the stereotypes of the North, yes,

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these plants are hard and they can cope.

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-Lee, thank you so much for your time.

-You're welcome.

-Thanks a lot.

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Thank you.

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Whether feng shui is something you subscribe to or not, its design

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rules have certainly created a sense of harmony and wellbeing here.

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This garden is packed with great ideas, some of which you

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might feel inspired to try in your own outdoor space.

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Don't be afraid to carve flowing circular shapes into your garden.

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They'll help to break-up the monotony of the typical oblong shape

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back garden and will allow your eyes to move restfully around the space.

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A circular space also makes a great shape to entertain in,

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just as a circular dining table is good for group conversation.

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And if you have poor soil in your garden, this can be a plus.

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Our native wild flowers and long grasses thrive on poor

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soil, so this contemporary style may be perfect for your space.

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Back on the Barnsley hillside, the team are digging a trench to hold

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the wall of poles that will surround Danny's sunken patio.

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But there's a further blow. The ground is full of rocks,

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more than just a bit of typical builder's rubble.

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The problem is we've got so far down into the ground,

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that there's just big boulders.

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Even eternal optimist Danny is feeling the pressure.

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You know I said at the beginning of the day, that this hill wasn't

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going to be a problem?

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It was a positive thing and I was going to make a positive out of it.

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Now that I'm digging into the bank, I'm not quite so sure.

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I've just been out the front there

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and the neighbour has just come up to me and he's said it took him

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and a friend of his over four and a half days

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to dig something like this out.

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The reason why all this rubble we're coming across, is, apparently,

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-this whole area used to be a school.

-Oh, right.

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They flattened it and just churned up all this stuff here and

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then covered it with the soil.

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They had it down as a foundation and stuff like that.

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I'll tell you what, most of that is hidden in this bank, I reckon.

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There's no topsoil here at all. Maybe an inch and that's about it.

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Leaving his helpers to carry on quarrying, Danny needs to

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concentrate on making a suitable planting area for his new trees.

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When planting trees into a bank, make a little shelf for them.

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So, you've got your bank like this, try and make a shelf

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into the bank, OK?

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The reason with this - A, you want your tree to remain upright,

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you don't want it to be leaning over like this,

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and, also, by doing that, any water that is running down the bank

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will fall into the shelf and the water will go where it's most needed.

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And that's into the tree's roots.

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Now, this is called Sorbus 'Autumn Spire',

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which is absolutely gorgeous.

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It's also known as Mountain Ash and Rowan.

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The reason I've put this in the garden, is

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because it'll only grow to four metres,

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which is great for a small garden.

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Now, don't let the word, ash, put you off.

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It's not a member of the ash family. It won't suffer from Ash Dieback.

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It's a member of the rose family.

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This tree has got an absolutely beautiful light, fluffy white flower.

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Now, this flower is followed by a lovely orange yellow berry.

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And then in the autumn, these leaves turn a lovely orange colour.

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This is great value, because this will give you multiple seasons of

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interest and if you can only afford one tree, what a tree to go for.

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The makeover might be in full swing

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but I want to take some downtime with Claire and Richard,

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to find out just what their new garden will mean to them.

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Talk me through how you two met, because it's quite an unusual

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love story, in terms of where it happened, isn't it?

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-Well, we both met where we work, the mental health unit.

-Yep.

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Basically, we did a lot of shifts together, didn't we?

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Became good friends and then later on, we started dating.

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-It just felt right, I think.

-Yeah.

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And how long have you been together?

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Erm, we've been together about four years.

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Been married for just over two.

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Working in a mental health unit must be quite draining at times

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-but rewarding, as well.

-It can be very rewarding.

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When you know you've done your job properly,

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-and you've done it right...

-Every day is different, as well.

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There are really poorly people and it can be very dangerous sometimes.

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There are risky assaults and injury.

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High risk assaults but there's usually a reason behind it.

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Are you always at work at the same time or do you miss each other?

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There are 12-hour days and 12-hour nights, so, there is no in between.

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Passing ships.

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As well as working long hours in their demanding mental health

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careers, Claire and Richard have also had to deal with

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life-changing loss.

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You've had a particularly difficult couple of years, because the

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plan was to start a family, but it's not quite happened yet, has it?

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We've been going through IVF for, just over 12 months.

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First attempt, it failed.

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And then we decided to try again,

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and then two days before Christmas,

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we found out the baby had no heartbeat,

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so we were obviously crushed.

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So we both decided that enough was enough

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-for that 12 months of our lives.

-Yeah.

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We needed to fix us because it was a very stressful time,

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having to go through hospital appointments and medications,

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so we said we would leave it a year

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-and get back to me and Richard, didn't we?

-Mm.

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-Yeah.

-Get us back on track.

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-It took over, consumed our lives, didn't it?

-Yeah.

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-So you're physically going through it, Claire...

-Mm.

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..but emotionally, Richard, you're on that roller-coaster, too,

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and looking out for the person you love. How has it been for you?

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The difficult thing is that there are couples support networks

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out there for people going through IVF,

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but...there's not one just for males.

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You know, you want to be a support for a partner,

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but there's only so many times that you can say,

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"How are you feeling? Is everything all right?"

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before they're just words, you know,

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and it pushed me to a point where I maybe could have done with

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a bit more support, but Claire needed it more so than me.

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And you've credited your support network

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-with helping you get through a really difficult time.

-Mm.

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Would it be nice to be able to have those people round,

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your family, your friends?

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Yes. It would mean a lot to be able to have,

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-to be able to give something back to them.

-Yeah.

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If they were to come to us, we'd be able to cook for them

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and spend time with them in our garden. That's what it would be.

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It's just giving something back to the people that looked after us

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for...a year and a bit.

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Yeah, they just listened to us just whinge

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-when we couldn't shout at each other any more.

-Yeah!

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We had another set of ears that we could use.

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-I don't want to upset you but...yeah!

-Yeah.

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Claire, you nominated Richard to get this garden

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-because you wanted to say thank you for...

-Yeah,

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that's the main reason, is I wanted to say thank you to you

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because you haven't had that support network.

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You've had me saying, "It's OK, I'm fine,"

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but you haven't really had a break from work.

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You've gone to work, come home

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and done the same job with me as you do at work.

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So you've looked after me a lot this last year,

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so I wanted you to have something nice to come home to and relax in.

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Back at the house on the hill, the solid rubble has taken its toll.

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With only four hours left,

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the retaining wall for the circular patio hasn't even been started.

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I mean, I know we're going to make this a bit higher,

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but it just saves a bit of time and effort.

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Danny's getting twitchy about the time

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and a drastic solution is needed.

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-AJ?

-Yes, mate?

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There's a bit of an issue.

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To save a bit of time,

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I've come up with another solution.

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Instead of using log-edging at the front, I thought

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it might be an idea to have one strip of aluminium at the front,

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which will save us time in putting the logs in place, and also

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-time in, you know, putting the cement in place.

-Yeah.

-What do you think?

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-Well done. Do you know, you've actually had a good idea.

-All right!

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-I'm loving it. I really am, genuinely, loving it.

-See you soon.

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With only a small trench needed for the aluminium edging,

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Danny has slashed the digging time,

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and soon the posts can be fixed into place.

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Now AJ can start lining up the wooden posts

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for the rest of the retaining wall.

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-Pencil?

-Thank you.

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Put it in my top pocket. Put it behind my ear. Put it behind my ear.

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Once they're all present and correct,

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he can permanently set them with concrete.

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Meanwhile, to fully realise Danny's design,

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we've come here to this local garden centre to find him the right plants.

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Well, this looks well-stocked.

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And busy. A lot of plants.

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-Do you spend much time in a garden centre?

-Yeah.

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We tried looking to get inspiration,

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-but we didn't even know where to start.

-This is intimidating.

-Yeah.

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-There's a lot of flowers.

-To take in, to be honest.

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Richard and Claire are not alone.

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Us Brits spend five billion quid a year on garden products

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and plants, but often have no idea what's right for our gardens.

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So Danny's number one rule is, when you're going shopping,

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always write a list.

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Danny wants three good-sized Festuca glauca.

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I think that's how you say it. And a big Stipa gigantea.

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Yeah, that sounds right. Gigantea.

0:31:150:31:17

-Do they mean anything to you?

-No. But we'll find them.

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We can find them in here!

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But before we get stuck into Danny's list, we're using what we've learned

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on our garden visit to find a couple of other personalised plants.

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Would you prefer something that's pretty for a few weeks,

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or will survive year after year?

0:31:330:31:35

Well, just surviving, yeah. A Bear Grylls of flowers.

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-That's what I want.

-I worry too much about buying something

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and then not being able to look after it.

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We can prune it every now and again,

0:31:430:31:44

-but if the majority takes care of itself, it'll be a lot easier.

-Yeah.

0:31:440:31:47

OK, let's get out of the heated greenhouse then.

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These lilac trees are nice, aren't they?

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I do love these,

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but they are far too complicated for our garden.

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We have got a tree and we do like trees,

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-but we don't look after it very well.

-No, not really.

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-The cats prefer it a lot more to us.

-Yeah.

-Now they can climb it.

0:32:040:32:06

It's the garden climbing frame.

0:32:060:32:09

Lots of purple in here.

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-It is, it's pretty.

-Now have a look at these. Do you recognise these?

0:32:100:32:15

Oh, these are beautiful. I really like these.

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-Allium.

-Allium.

0:32:170:32:19

-Would you like a couple of these for your garden?

-Definitely, yeah.

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Because they are easy to look after,

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and they're pretty even before they've flowered, aren't they?

0:32:230:32:26

And then in terms of what we need from our list,

0:32:260:32:29

-I think we should get some help.

-Yes.

-Yeah, definitely.

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Back in Barnsley, the hard landscaping is nearly complete.

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But with less than three hours to go,

0:32:360:32:38

the team must pull all the stops out now.

0:32:380:32:41

Claire and Gavin have moved on to the battered but beloved cat house,

0:32:420:32:46

and Danny is making a start on his prairie planting,

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A style which originated in the good old US of A.

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Prairie planting.

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Now when I think of prairie planting, I think

0:32:540:32:57

of the wild open spaces of North America.

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Now this is a miniature version of that.

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We're going to have a variety of heights with the grasses

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in this border, and what I've chosen here is this Miscanthus sinensis,

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which will probably grow to about a metre in height.

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We've got the carex here, which is absolutely wonderful.

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Intermingled with all these grasses,

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this lovely orange geum, which when given time,

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these flowers will look like they're floating in amongst the grasses.

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Will look absolutely wonderful.

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And to finish it all off, we've got loads of yellow-flowered achileas,

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which are shimmering in this sun.

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What's lovely about that? The overall effect is of a meadow.

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When Richard and Claire, are out here in their garden,

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they can imagine that they're in an open meadow.

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How relaxing is that?

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Of all of Danny's prairie grasses,

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one of the most dramatic is the super-hardy Miscanthus sinensis,

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Easy for Danny to say.

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Miscanthus sinensis. What a lovely grass.

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It grows to 1.5 metres in height.

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And what is great about this, although it goes brown in the winter,

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I would leave it and the birds will enjoy the seed heads,

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and what I would do is cut it back early in the spring,

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just as the new shoots are beginning to appear

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and the new growth comes through,

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and then you'll have another lovely grass for the following spring.

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With only one hour remaining, the patio can be finished at last.

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It's slate o'clock. It's time to put the slate down.

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Of course, one of the things you could do here is put some membrane

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down, some weed suppressant, but I personally choose not to do it

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because I'm going to put the slate down at least three inches thick.

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That way, nothing's coming through it.

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I think this is probably one of the easiest patios you can make.

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It's something that anybody can do, so basically just get your shape.

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Once you've got your shape, dig out to a depth of at least three inches,

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and then put your gravel or slate in,

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and there you are - this is a patio.

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Oh, he makes it sound easy now!

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Have you forgotten about digging out all of that rock, Danny?

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Dry or wet, I love slate,

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but I much prefer it after it's rained and it's damp.

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It just gives it that little bit of an edge.

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It's the slate dance.

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Flatten it out. Here we go!

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How's that?

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-Looks nice, doesn't it?

-Yeah.

-You prefer it wet, you said?

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-I like it wet, yeah.

-I like it when it's dry.

-Oh, do you?

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Mm, I like the light colour.

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-It dries out quite quickly.

-It does, yeah, actually.

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Still at the garden centre, I've tracked down the owner,

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Emma Horsfield, to help us with our mysterious plant list.

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-Emma, good to see you!

-Hello!

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-This is Claire and Richard.

-Hello, nice to meet you, Claire. Hello, Richard, hello.

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We are after your expertise because we're after some Festuca glauca.

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-Yes, absolutely.

-And some Stipa gigantea.

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-Yes, we have both of those, yes.

-So what are they?

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They're types of grasses, ideal for dry patches in your garden.

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They look perfect in prairie planting,

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so you'll see them in massive sweeping,

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you know, picturesque landscapes,

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but they can also be good in a small area of the garden as well.

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The Stipa gigantea grows up to about here.

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It's got a lovely plume of feather.

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Looks fantastic. And in the wind, it sort of sways like this.

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And the festuca is a dwarf grass. It's a sort of bluey-green.

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It grows about this high and has a very little delicate flower.

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Both are very, very tough. They'll grow in lovely sunny spots.

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They don't need much watering, very low-maintenance,

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-easy to look after.

-Good.

-Music to your ears?

-That is, definitely.

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Prairie planting is all the rage. Very, very modern. Very own trend.

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-Yeah.

-You see, you said you're not gardeners,

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-but you're going to have a very in-vogue garden if we get some of those.

-Trendy.

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-Do these work quite well in sunny patches?

-Perfect for those, yeah.

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Stipa gigantea comes from the sort of Med.

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You'll see it in Spain, in France,

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often on mountainside areas at the bottom, where it's really rocky,

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really dry, so you hardly have to water it. It's very low-maintenance.

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That's good. We haven't got an outside tap so that's even better.

0:37:030:37:06

-Lead us to the Stipa gigantea.

-Follow me.

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-Just over here.

-For real.

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Here we are. This is the stipa.

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-Do you like it?

-That is tall, isn't it?

-Very tall.

-Yeah.

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But, I mean, if you put it on the floor,

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-you can actually see how tall it is. Look.

-And is that it fully grown?

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It will bush out a lot more from the bottom, all round here,

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and obviously get lots more plumes coming up.

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This is nearly coming into flower.

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-Can you see here, see these little pretty delicate flowers coming?

-Yeah.

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Nearly there. And these will last right throughout the summer.

0:37:350:37:38

-Oh, yeah.

-It's often called Golden Oat as well,

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as it resembles oats.

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-Can you see?

-Yeah.

-Very delicate.

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And they'll last right throughout the season, flowering season,

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sometimes into early autumn, just depending on the weather.

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How would you feel about this kind of plant in your garden, then?

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-I like it.

-Seems like it's tailor-made.

-Yes.

0:37:520:37:56

-It's the one for you, I think.

-It's the one for us.

-Exactly.

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Fits all our needs.

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So you don't have to do anything with this -

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once it's in the ground, it will take care of itself?

0:38:020:38:04

Absolutely. You may want to divide it

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if you find it's off a bit at the bottom.

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Sometimes at the bottom, it can go very slightly yellow.

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You see here?

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This is when you would need to be dividing it to produce

0:38:130:38:15

-more green lush.

-Right.

0:38:150:38:17

-We also have on our list Festuca glauca.

-Absolutely.

0:38:170:38:20

This is a blue grass here.

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An evergreen blue grass.

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This is in flower at the moment. Have a feel at the flower.

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Aren't they delicate and lovely?

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They feel nice, them.

0:38:280:38:30

-You've had these in a greenhouse...

-This has been in

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a cold greenhouse over winter

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-so it looks lush and green.

-It's nice.

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But this has been outside over winter.

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Right. You can see the difference.

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It's just catching up with it being a bit cool.

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In summer, it will look like this.

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But once again, you can just leave this to look after itself?

0:38:450:38:50

Absolutely. Of course you can.

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-It's very easy to look after. Low-maintenance.

-That's what we want.

0:38:510:38:55

You said your cats like a bit of long grass to...

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They like to hide and weave in and out of it so...

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I do!

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We're happy.

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Feel the grass like this. Can you feel it?

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It will bounce back up. Very resilient. Tough as old boots.

0:39:050:39:09

-You could almost trample on this.

-Brilliant!

0:39:090:39:12

-Let's get three or four of those.

-Okey dokey.

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And a couple of these.

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-I'll pick you some nice ones out. That's a good one.

-Brilliant.

0:39:150:39:18

-OK. Let's get them to the counter.

-Thank you, Emma.

0:39:180:39:22

Danny and the team may have been creating a prairie paradise,

0:39:230:39:26

but it's long past high noon and I need to how they are getting on.

0:39:260:39:29

Hello, Danny!

0:39:300:39:32

-Hello, Helen. How are you?

-Look at this!

-Look at this!

0:39:320:39:35

Some blue grass. Brilliant.

0:39:350:39:37

-And an allium.

-Superb.

0:39:370:39:38

I love what you've done with this garden.

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I love the Wendy house.

0:39:400:39:42

I love that they've got an entertaining space. It's grown-up

0:39:420:39:44

but it feels fun.

0:39:440:39:45

-Absolutely.

-This is brilliant. They'll love sitting out here

0:39:450:39:49

with the firepit, making the most of these plants.

0:39:490:39:51

They're worried that these plants will be high-maintenance. Are they?

0:39:510:39:54

No. These are fine.

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They like the look of these because they were hardy

0:39:560:39:58

for their young visitors and relatives.

0:39:580:40:00

We've got a few more so I'll go and get them.

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-OK. I'll put these in the ground.

-I love this!

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It's now a final push to the finish to get the garden neat and tidy.

0:40:080:40:11

-Can I put this here?

-Yeah, just put it there. It'll be fine there.

0:40:110:40:14

It looks brilliant.

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Finally, this hillside haven is complete.

0:40:280:40:30

This morning, it was a plain patch of land,

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the same as new builds up and down the country,

0:40:330:40:36

with the bare minimum of patio

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and hardly a plant in sight.

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But during the course of only one day,

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Danny has utterly transformed it.

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Doing anything with that steep slope was an overwhelming prospect

0:40:490:40:52

to inexperienced gardeners Claire and Richard.

0:40:520:40:55

With some imaginative design and the labour of love of their friends,

0:40:550:40:58

it's now the focus of a garden made for relaxation.

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The circular patio is designed to provide

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a social centrepiece where the couple can entertain

0:41:080:41:10

friends and family, without sliding down the hill.

0:41:100:41:13

Using inexpensive treated timber like this saves money,

0:41:140:41:18

which can then be better spent on eye-catching landscaping material

0:41:180:41:22

like this blue slate.

0:41:220:41:24

The sparse lawn has been dotted with a few well-chosen trees

0:41:270:41:31

with several seasons of interest, maximising colour for the cash.

0:41:310:41:35

Danny's prairie grasses swaying gently in the breeze

0:41:350:41:38

have created a meadow in miniature.

0:41:380:41:41

Last but not least, the crumbling cathouse has been transformed

0:41:420:41:46

into a colourful palace.

0:41:460:41:48

Try using specialist garden woodpaints to give a run-down shed

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or summer house a long-lasting injection of life.

0:41:520:41:55

By working WITH rather than AGAINST the shape of the land,

0:41:580:42:01

Danny has made a striking, contemporary showpiece

0:42:010:42:04

from a production-line plot in just a few daylight hours.

0:42:040:42:07

Will Claire and Richard be bowled over by their new-look garden?

0:42:070:42:11

Ready?

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Richard, Claire...

0:42:160:42:18

-..this is your brand-new garden.

-Oh, my God!

0:42:190:42:23

THEY LAUGH

0:42:230:42:25

You've painted it.

0:42:250:42:26

You've painted it!

0:42:260:42:27

The cats' Wendy house is still there.

0:42:280:42:30

That looks so much better.

0:42:300:42:33

SHE GASPS

0:42:330:42:34

That is amazing. Thank you so much.

0:42:350:42:37

Yeah.

0:42:370:42:38

Claire, you nominated Rich for this because you wanted to say

0:42:380:42:41

thank you for him being so supportive.

0:42:410:42:43

Is it good enough for you?

0:42:430:42:45

Definitely, yeah. Definitely.

0:42:450:42:47

Definitely what I wanted.

0:42:470:42:49

-And more.

-Yeah, I feel proud that we can bring people round now.

0:42:490:42:53

-It looks bigger.

-It looks a lot bigger.

-Definitely.

0:42:530:42:56

Oh, that's huge!

0:42:560:42:58

Carrying on what were talking about earlier

0:42:580:43:01

about energy flow and feng shui, you've got curves,

0:43:010:43:05

the circles, the entertaining space.

0:43:050:43:07

That is amazing. I'm so proud!

0:43:070:43:10

I'm gobsmacked. I can't...

0:43:110:43:13

It looks so much better.

0:43:130:43:15

How would you feel about entertaining friends and family

0:43:150:43:17

in this space?

0:43:170:43:19

Oh, it's happening! Yeah, it is.

0:43:190:43:21

It is.

0:43:210:43:22

-Definitely.

-Proud. Very proud.

0:43:220:43:24

-Proud to show our garden off.

-Oh, yeah.

0:43:240:43:28

We've got somewhere when it's cold to be able to have a wood burner.

0:43:280:43:31

Oh, yeah.

0:43:310:43:33

That's amazing. I can't believe you've managed to do that,

0:43:330:43:36

in the time limit you've had.

0:43:360:43:38

-I'm so happy!

-I am, yeah. Definitely, yeah.

0:43:380:43:42

Go and have a seat.

0:43:440:43:45

Go and have an explore.

0:43:450:43:47

You should be very pleased, Danny.

0:43:500:43:52

They wanted somewhere they could spend a bit of time together,

0:43:520:43:54

have something they can be proud of,

0:43:540:43:56

recharge their batteries and I think this is a space

0:43:560:43:59

they are going to have a lot of fun in.

0:43:590:44:01

-Great job.

-Thank you.

0:44:010:44:03

About time something nice happened.

0:44:030:44:05

-It's a new chapter.

-With a good end.

0:44:070:44:10

Claire and Richard wanted a garden

0:44:100:44:12

that they could entertain in and proud of.

0:44:120:44:14

Most importantly, they needed a space for themselves.

0:44:140:44:18

Thank you!

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With this instant garden, Danny and his team

0:44:190:44:21

have created a relaxed space where this young couple

0:44:210:44:25

can enjoy their future together.

0:44:250:44:26

Thank you!

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Join us next time for another instant garden.

0:44:290:44:32

Claire and Richard in Barnsley are desperate for somewhere to socialise and reconnect with friends and family following difficult fertility treatment.