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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.

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Da-da!

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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 grips with your own outdoor space.'

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It does feel 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.

-OK.

-Oh, my word.

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This is amazing!

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'And because he is the Instant Gardener

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'everything you see will happen in just one day.'

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-Oh, my gosh!

-That looks so much better.

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This time we are in the West Yorkshire city of Bradford,

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where imposing relics like these 19th-century mills remind us

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of its important heritage as a Victorian industrial powerhouse.

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Today, Bradford is a city on the rise,

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and sometimes things can move so fast it can be hard to keep up.

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I'm about to meet a family with a garden that's been left behind,

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and it needs to be dragged kicking and screaming into the here and now.

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-Hello, I'm Helen.

-I'm Beverley.

-Nice to meet you.

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-Do you want to come in?

-Thank you very much.

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This Victorian terrace house is home to three generations.

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Beverley Finch, her 18-year-old son Dale and her elderly mother Brenda.

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Beverley lived with her parents until she moved out

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and started a family, but then she became a single mum.

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In dire need of somewhere to go, she moved back in with Brenda,

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along with her young son.

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Brenda was a tower of support to her daughter

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and has helped to raise Dale since he was one.

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But the devoted grandmother, now nearly 80, suffers daily with

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crippling arthritis.

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And being unsteady on her feet, has had a number of falls.

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Brenda used to love sitting in the garden

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and enjoying the wildlife, but now that she is

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so frail their tangled jungle has become a death trap for her,

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so Beverley nominated her mother for an instant garden

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makeover as the big thank you Brenda so richly deserves.

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This is a garden that's been lost in time -

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left to its own devices for the past 12 years. The borders are overgrown,

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the lawn is shapeless and tangled. And weeds and saplings have run

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wild. But hidden in the undergrowth are some interesting plants.

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Rhubarb, crocosmia, peony,

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all in danger of being smothered.

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Behind the overgrown beds, in a disused greenhouse,

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this thick forest was once a shrubbery.

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There are some hidden gems here,

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but they're completely inaccessible, especially for Beverley's mum.

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For an elderly resident, this garden is a nightmare.

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Steep and broken steps, overgrown hedges and a lumpy lawn to navigate.

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This neglected spot needs some serious clearance to give it

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back some shape, purpose and, above all, safety for Brenda.

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Right, Beverley, let's have a look at this garden.

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-It is kind of a jungle, isn't it?

-Very much so.

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It is very overgrown,

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lots of things I have no idea what they are completely.

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-Other than the rhubarb.

-And the Danny. This is Danny.

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What do you reckon, Danny? It is quite overgrown, isn't it?

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Very overgrown. I can see this was once a loved garden.

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Quite possibly. It has been quite full since we moved in,

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but obviously it's just got a little bit wilder and wilder, but apparently

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we've got raspberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, we've got everything.

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But no idea which one is which, I must admit.

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-So it really needs bringing back to life, doesn't it?

-Oh, it would be amazing.

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Just to have a nice garden where we can just sort of sit

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and not have to worry about things and, you know, it would just be amazing.

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-How long have you lived here?

-We've lived here now about 12 years.

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And have you done much with the garden in that 12 years?

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We've sort of tried to manage it a little bit,

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but it has just got overgrown, and the back part, we can't even

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get through, it is nettley, it is prickly, it is just horrendous.

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And I've, unfortunately, not been able to keep up with it at all.

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So, there is your mum, yourself and Dale,

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-who is 18.

-Yeah.

-So three generations.

-Yes.

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What would you like to see from this space?

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Somewhere where everybody can sort of appreciate,

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my mum particularly. For my mum to be able to come out

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and know she was safe is one of the main things,

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because she is very unsteady on her feet.

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Is this a bit of a thank you for your mum?

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Yes, because my mum has done loads for us.

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I split up from Dale's dad when he was quite little,

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and my mum and dad, at the time, took me back in,

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they welcomed them both back in and said, "No problems, come back home."

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And we've been here ever since, really.

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And I guess now you are at a stage in your life where you want to look after her, give her

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somewhere nice and safe to spend time.

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Although she likes to think she is very independent, but unfortunately

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she is not as independent as she likes to think she is.

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So, yes, it would be nice to be able to give her something back...

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just to say thank you, really, for all the help she has done for us over the years.

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Beverley, is there anything specific you like in this garden?

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Anything that your mum would really like?

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It would be lovely for her to have somewhere to sit.

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She likes to come out and she likes to watch all the wildlife

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and the birds, so maybe something for the birds, you know,

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that she could sit and watch wildlife and things.

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But just to be able to come out, relax,

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-have somewhere nice to sit and just take it all in.

-Yes, sure.

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-Don't forget this. You know what's coming, don't you, Helen?

-Yes.

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-The magic book.

-The shopping list.

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We'll go off and get some inspiration, and come back with

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a few goodies that will hopefully contribute to the garden.

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Don't spend the afternoon playing on that slide.

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Oh, ca... But I wanted to. HELEN LAUGHS

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-Come on then, Beverley, we'll get out of their hair.

-Thank you.

-See you.

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While I sweep Beverley away to civilisation, Danny has only

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ten hours to convert this primeval forest into an elegant garden.

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So, Danny, what's the plan of action?

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Here's my plan.

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The first thing I'm going to do is cut this lawn,

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cut it right back and give it some shape.

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Cut these hedges back.

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These hedges are massively overgrown,

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so they are going to be cut right back.

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And I'm going to cut these sappys down.

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I'd love to dig them out, but sadly we won't have time to do that.

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And then work my way into there, into that shrubbery over there,

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cutting from side to side, just to see what we've got.

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And once I can see what we've got, I can then make a true assessment.

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I'm going to be very brutal, but that's what you have to do

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when you're renovating a garden, and it will come back.

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So once I've cut back

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and I can see what we've got, I think what we've got to do, because

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a lot of the plants are overgrown, I'm going to lift them and divide them.

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So less is going to make more.

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And by doing that, I'm going to rejuvenate the plants,

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they are going to absolutely love it.

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And we can just dot them around.

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Brenda is very elderly and she is unsteady on her feet.

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And she's got to negotiate some steep steps...

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over there, which are damaged.

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And, you know, she can't really get access to this garden safely,

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so we are going to repair the steps and attach a hand rail to the wall.

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So she can negotiate those steps safely

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and enjoy the garden once we've finished with it.

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My intention is to put a seating area here.

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So, I'm not really sure in what position I'm going to put it in.

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I can only assess that once I've cleared,

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because this garden is so badly overgrown.

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I've got to get in here, start working and then I'll see what's here.

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Danny's handyman AJ and horticultural expert

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Lou are here to help as always, and Beverley's son Dale is pitching

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in. Plus, he's drafted two of his best mates, Jamie and Billy.

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-All right, lads. How are you doing?

-All right.

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Thanks for coming along to give us a hand today. Really appreciate it.

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There's a lot to do, as you can see.

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So we need all the manpower we can muster.

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So, do you think you will be mates after today, after he's roped you in?

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-Do you think you will still be mates?

-Maybe.

-THEY LAUGH

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So, what we'll do, we will get our safety gear on.

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-I feel like I'm going swimming.

-Goggles on.

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I tell you what, you all look really supercool.

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While the lads mow the lawn and clear out Dale's weather-beaten

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childhood toys, AJ makes a start on those slippery steps.

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Beverley's mum is quite elderly and they are quite steep.

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-And concrete, generally, can be slippery.

-Yeah, sure.

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So I'm going to rebuild the steps, really,

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because there is a lot of it chipped out here

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which is quite dangerous, really,

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-because you are expecting it there and...

-Yeah, yeah ..tumble.

-And then...

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I'm going to then attach the fake grass to it, so we can

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sort of bring the garden actually further back towards the house.

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Because the artificial grass will be less slippy,

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so it is non-slippy, rather than just plain.

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And, Lou...

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look at this. Lou.

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-Oh, it is going to take more than a...

-I think it is.

-..pair of pruners!

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I think we are going to have to get the heavy gear out, aren't we?

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The serious stuff.

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And the heavy stuff will be arriving a bit later on,

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when Danny drafts in some specialist help.

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But for now, Danny and the teenage trio will get started on cutting

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back those overgrown hedges.

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With bad weather forecast for later on,

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the team need to get stuck in right away, there's no time to waste.

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Meanwhile, I've taken Beverley away from all the chaos to

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a garden not far away, near Leeds.

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Like Beverley's, it was once a jungly mess,

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but is now a picture of safe and orderly beauty,

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with abundant seating and good access to all areas.

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Right, Beverley, so we've come to a house that has a garden which

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-has had similar sorts of issues to yours...

-Right.

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..in that once upon a time it was quite overgrown.

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It isn't now, so hopefully you will find some things in there

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-that you like the look of.

-Hm. Lovely.

-Right.

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Oh, that is amazing.

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Oh! This has serious wow factor, doesn't it?

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This is amazing.

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Can you imagine sitting here all day

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and just being able to look at the birdhouse and everything?

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It is absolutely stunning, is this.

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I don't even need to ask you if you like get, you clearly love it.

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It is absolutely gorgeous.

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The archway and all the different plants, the little summerhouse.

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-But there are things, that you also have, in this garden.

-Yeah.

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The woodland surrounding it, the birds tweeting.

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The birds tweeting, the wildlife and everything.

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And like your garden, it sort of steps away from the house.

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-It does, yeah.

-Road at the front and then it tiers down. Trickles down.

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This sort of does the same, in a way, doesn't it? But it is beautiful.

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-It is absolute stunning.

-First impressions are clearly good.

-Oh...

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Let's have a bit more of a look around.

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-Oh!

-I love this arch.

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It's absolutely beautiful. Look at the pretty flowers.

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That's gorgeous, how it just sort of hangs over, isn't it?

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Those clematises are so gorgeous, aren't they?

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Rose on this side, so perfect for climbing over.

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-So lots of places to sit around the garden, you can follow the sun.

-Yeah.

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-And great little bird house over there.

-Yes. And the deer.

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I think this is a really fun addition to a garden.

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-How do you feel about it?

-It is lovely.

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It is quite big, but it fits in the garden perfectly

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and it is overseeing everything that is going on.

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It is as if the wildlife, it has sneaked out

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and just having a look at everything going on, isn't it?

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Taking it all in, it's gorgeous.

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Well, I'm confident you are excited by this garden.

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Definitely, definitely.

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I think there are quite a few things here that you could take away

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and incorporate into your garden.

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-Do you think that?

-Yes. Definitely. Yes.

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If I had a garden like this, I would never go in again. It is beautiful.

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Absolutely stunning.

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Back in the lost garden of Bradford,

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there could be a spanner in the works.

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Before the more dense overgrowth at the back of the garden can be

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tackled, there is an essential check that must be made first

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in case it's already occupied.

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-Now, I want to take this tree out.

-Right.

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So one of the things I need to check for, obviously, is to see

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-if there are any nesting birds here.

-OK.

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So we need to have a check before we chainsaw this down.

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-OK, so shall we have a look?

-Yeah, yeah.

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And then we can satisfy ourselves that it is

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perfectly OK.

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Did you know it is an offence to destroy a wild bird's nest

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while it is in use?

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-No, I didn't know that.

-Yeah, well, it is. You know, it is an offence.

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Just one nest could put a swift end to Danny's grand plans

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for the shrubbery, so it is with great relief that it

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can be declared a birdless zone after a careful check throughout.

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-I think we can attack this with confidence.

-Yeah.

-Yeah?.

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I can't see anything.

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The big chop back can now really get into full swing,

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and Danny's got his strimmer out again, which is

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making short work of those massive overgrown hedges.

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But has he got carried away?

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Looks like he is marmalising the only thing in flower in the whole garden.

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And now I hear you say, "What's he doing,

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"cutting that kerria that is in flower?"

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Now, as I said earlier, this garden is overgrown.

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And you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

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So I'm cutting it back for now, and it will come back again next year.

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You can cut most things back and they will regenerate

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and they will be absolutely fine.

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And since more powerful gear is going to be needed

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if we are to get all those sapling trees down by dusk,

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the much wanted extra help Danny has arranged has arrived,

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in the shape of an experienced and qualified tree surgeon

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and some specialist equipment.

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This is a massive job.

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And we need a chainsaw, and chainsaws are dangerous.

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So we've called in the professional. Joffrey.

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-Hi, there.

-This is Joffrey Benedict...

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Joffrey Benedict Lucian Marshall Watson.

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-That's impressive.

-You can call me Joff.

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-I'll call you Joff.

-It'll make it easier.

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-And my name is Dannahue Barrington Clark.

-I'm beating you buy one, then.

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-You can call me Danny.

-Oh, thank you.

-There's a lot to do.

-Yeah.

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But before you go, you've got, like, a special job you want to do for me?

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Yes, I have, I've brought a couple lumps of wood, but you're

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going to have to wait and see what I'm going to be doing.

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I tell you what, I really can't wait. I'm really looking forward to that.

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-OK, well, we better get on and do some more work.

-Let's start.

-OK.

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Joff's petrol-driven chainsaw makes mincemeat of these

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self-seeded saplings, but of the 87,000 gardening injuries we sustain

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every year, chainsaw accidents are some of the most serious.

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Protective clothing,

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a safety helmet and ear defenders should always be worn

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and, if in doubt, the job should be done by a professional like Joff.

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Joff is over there pruning that hedge,

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which is mainly sycamore.

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Now, he's going down below the required height.

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With any pruning, what that does is stimulates growth,

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and that hedge will come back thicker than ever.

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So, once that happens, you can

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then trim it again to the required height.

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While Danny and Joff tackle the trees, Beverley and I

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are finding out how Kate Van Heel, the owner of this garden,

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approached her own overgrown oasis.

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Kate, talk us through this garden - what it was like

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when you first moved in.

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When we first moved in it was a complete wilderness.

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There was...

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No, there were a few plants.

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I think there were some peonies here.

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And apart from that, we had brambles,

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we had nettles, we had ground elder...

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All the things that you don't want.

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It was just totally and utterly overgrown.

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So we sort of very gradually started working on it

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bit by bit, clearing.

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Me and my dad got our forks and our spades

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and we dug out all the brambles

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and we just kept doing it -

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digging them out, digging them out, digging them out -

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till we got rid of them.

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You say gradually... How long has this process taken?

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To get to this stage, it's taken us more than 20 years.

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SHE LAUGHS

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And is it quite intimidating?

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-It's very intimidating, isn't it? When you first...

-Definitely.

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-You've no idea where to start.

-Mm.

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It's really... You just look at it and think...

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"Where? Where do I begin?"

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So, where did you begin?

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The first thing we did was worked on the parts nearest the house.

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So we started there, and then all the beds.

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The beds have changed. I mean, the first planting has been and gone -

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this is the second, third incarnation.

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As I discover new plants and think "Where can I put them?"

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I suspect there will be a lot of people like Beverley

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who have quite an intimidating overgrown garden

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and would love to get somewhere near yours.

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What would you recommend they do?

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Well, I would say, first of all,

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get rid of all the nasty weeds.

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The ones that are going to come back year after year.

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Get rid of all the... particularly, brambles.

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And then you need to think about

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putting the right plant in the right place.

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This is what all fantastic gardeners say, and I listen to them.

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Put the right plant in the right place.

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So if you've got some shady areas,

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plant things that are appropriate to that.

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I love ferns. I adore ferns.

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And so, if you look round the shady parts of the garden,

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there are lots of ferns.

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But there's all sorts of things that you can plant.

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But right plant, right place, definitely.

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Would it be fair to say that this garden has excited you

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-about the potential of yours?

-Yes, definitely. Definitely, yeah.

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Just to see what can be done.

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And especially now that I've found out that yours was once like mine!

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-Yes. Oh, yes!

-Albeit a long time ago. It's just...

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You would never, ever imagine,

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looking around this garden now, that ever it was like that.

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It's just unbelievable what you can do.

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12 years out of the garden? Is this the start of a whole new you?

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Definitely! Definitely.

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After seeing this today, definitely.

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If you've moved house and inherited an overgrown jungle

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like Kate or Beverley, don't panic.

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Slashing and burning is not your only option.

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There are several great tips that have been put into practice in this garden

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to help bring it back to its former glory.

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For the first year of living with your new jungle,

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take pictures of it from every corner in all four seasons

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to help remember any plants

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that are worth keeping and those that need to go.

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Borders chock-full of pernicious weeds can be dealt with

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by laying down a thick layer of weed-resistant membrane

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to starve weeds of light.

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Removing large and overgrown trees

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can make a huge difference to your garden - letting in light

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and releasing nutrients.

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But be careful -

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if a mature tree is considered a neighbourhood amenity,

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it might be under a tree preservation order,

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so check with your council before hiring that chap with a chainsaw.

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Keep an eye out for the National Gardens Scheme

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which lists hundreds of private gardens - including Kate's -

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that are sometimes open for anyone to have a look around.

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It's no show garden yet,

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but Beverley's plot

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is improving by the minute, which is just as well,

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because those minutes are ticking away.

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The big chop-back is nearly complete,

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and AJ's made progress transforming the steps

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from a rickety nightmare into a stairway to heaven.

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-Hello, AJ.

-Hello, mate.

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-How's it been going?

-Oh, good.

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-Looks good.

-Getting there.

-Looks great.

-It's getting there.

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You're moving on, aren't you?

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Yeah. I've changed it slightly.

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I was going to have, sort of, like,

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this sort of, like, fake grass starting on the top.

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-Yeah.

-But that would kind of leave,

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sort of, it proud this high,

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and I thought that might be a tripping hazard at the top there.

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-Sure.

-So what I've done is sandwiched the edge

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of this artificial grass between this wood

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and the concrete there. Drilled it in.

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-So, if you want to help me roll it down...

-Yeah, sure.

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Just like rolling out the red carpet, this fake turf

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should help Brenda make her grand entrance more safely.

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Artificial grass will soften

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hard surfaces, and some brands are specifically designed to be non-slip.

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While AJ is restoring the steps,

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Joffrey the tree surgeon is doing some brilliantly creative recycling

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using leftover wood from the trees he's chopped down.

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Remember that surprise he talked about? Well, here it is.

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A gorgeous owl sculpture

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carved with his chainsaw and his electric router.

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He's already nearly finished this exotic chair.

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If Beverley liked the deer sculpture

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in Kate's garden, she is going to love these!

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OWL HOOTS

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The rest of the garden is finally starting to see the light,

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which is a good thing because with bad weather forecast

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it could be dark sooner than they think.

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But the team have already filled a skip

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so they must be getting somewhere.

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This is very satisfying seeing this go.

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Erm, it's a full load

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and I can't believe how much progress we've made today.

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Do you know what? The last hour has moved things forward so quickly.

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It's half past four now,

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and I sense that we're well ahead of schedule.

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But who knows, anything can happen,

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so I better not count my chickens before they're hatched.

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While Danny ships off his skip, we're taking a bit of time out

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in Kate's beautifully restored garden.

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I want to find out about what life's been like for Beverley

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since she and Dale moved back into the family home.

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So, how did that come about, then,

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you and Dale moving back in with your mum?

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I initially moved away with my ex-partner

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and it didn't work out.

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And I needed somewhere to go back to.

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So, my mum and dad - cos my dad was alive at the time -

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said that we were more than welcome to come back home.

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Made us feel totally welcome

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and we've just never ever left.

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Becoming a single parent, with Dale being so young,

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must've been quite scary.

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How helpful was your mum in that situation?

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Very helpful.

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It meant that I could go to back to work part-time.

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She'd take him to playgroup when he was little, to school,

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pick him up from school.

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Look after him during the holidays and things.

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I always knew he'd be safe.

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And how is your mum now? Because she's in her 70s.

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-She is.

-How's her health?

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Erm... She's not very good health-wise.

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She has a lot of things wrong with her.

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She's got chronic rheumatoid arthritis,

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so she's on quite strong painkillers for that.

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Morphine, included.

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So, she's in a lot of pain most days.

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Quite unsteady on her feet.

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She's had a few bad falls recently,

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so it's a little bit of payback now, I think.

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It's time for us to look after her,

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rather than her to look after us.

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How close are your mum and Dale?

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Very close.

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She's always been there, ever since he was little.

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Dale was 13 months old when we moved in.

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Always been involved in things.

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So it's been nice. They're got a really close relationship.

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It's a weird point in your life, isn't it,

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when you start thinking about looking after your parents

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rather than them looking after you?

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Yes. I've gone from looking after my son, to now...

0:23:430:23:46

The tables turned, and we're looking after her more now.

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But from her point of view, she must be frustrated.

0:23:490:23:51

-She sounds like a woman who's always been...

-She gets fed up.

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She does get fed up. Erm...

0:23:540:23:55

And as much as she doesn't want to admit she can't do things,

0:23:550:23:58

she is now having to get to the point where she's realising

0:23:580:24:02

she can't do as much. So she doesn't get out a great deal.

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So, just to be able to go out and sit and enjoy the garden,

0:24:050:24:10

the wildlife and things, would really give her some confidence

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and a self-esteem boost, and really enjoy it.

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-That's not good for anyone, is it, being stuck in the house?

-Not at all.

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-So, first and foremost, this is a place for your mum.

-It is.

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But what about you and Dale?

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How much do you think you two will get out of it?

0:24:250:24:27

It'll be nice to spend some quality family time outside together

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and just enjoy it all together.

0:24:300:24:32

I know Dale's angling after getting a barbecue.

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So that could be next in the pipeline.

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But he's got his friends around there already,

0:24:380:24:40

-so I think they're staking their claim.

-Yeah, probably!

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They've probably got it all planned now.

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I'll go back home and they'll be,

0:24:450:24:46

"And we're getting this here and this here..."

0:24:460:24:48

Well, they won't be getting anything finished

0:24:480:24:50

if we don't do our bit and get this shopping.

0:24:500:24:52

-So shall we get to the garden centre?

-That sounds like a plan!

0:24:520:24:57

While we're on the hunt for plants,

0:24:570:24:59

AJ's cracking on with the repairs on the stairs.

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He's screwed a new railing to the wall

0:25:010:25:03

to help Brenda navigate the steep alley,

0:25:030:25:05

and he's moving on to the broken edges.

0:25:050:25:08

What's the plan here?

0:25:080:25:09

I know you're putting timber around the step

0:25:090:25:11

which will look absolutely fab. What are your plans?

0:25:110:25:14

Well, I've used a decking board

0:25:140:25:16

-here because it is quite decorative.

-Yeah.

0:25:160:25:18

And as you can see...

0:25:180:25:20

half the step's eroded away here.

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Sure.

0:25:230:25:24

So to kill two birds with one stone

0:25:240:25:26

I'm going to put this on as it's decorative,

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but also, it allows me to fill this with cement

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without it pouring out.

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-So it's retaining it, while it goes off.

-Yeah.

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Are you going to turf it all the way down?

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Well, to be honest, this was a little bit of an off-cut we had.

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And I just thought it could go to good use on those steps there.

0:25:420:25:45

The same with this timber here.

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It was just an off-cut that I found.

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Luckily, it was long enough to go around here, so, you know...

0:25:490:25:52

Hunt down your sheds and your garages to find things.

0:25:520:25:55

Little things like this which don't cost anything

0:25:550:25:58

can titivate something from zero to hero.

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Yeah, sure.

0:26:010:26:03

I think it's such a clever idea of his

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to put this artificial turf down.

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I mean, it's going to give this garden some continuity.

0:26:070:26:10

So, in its own little way,

0:26:100:26:12

it kind of joins the house to this little plot here.

0:26:120:26:16

It all seems to be going very much to plan,

0:26:180:26:20

which can only mean that we're about to be royally scuppered by Mother Nature.

0:26:200:26:24

But there's no time to spare.

0:26:240:26:26

While rain and power tools don't mix,

0:26:260:26:28

Danny can still get planting and bulk out the beds.

0:26:280:26:31

His plan? To divide and conquer.

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There are many perennials that can be divided.

0:26:330:26:36

One of which is this Crocosmia down here.

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Now, to do that, it's very, very simple.

0:26:400:26:42

Just dig up a piece...

0:26:430:26:45

And this is what we have.

0:26:490:26:50

So, you look at that. There's the mother there.

0:26:500:26:54

That's the mother Crocosmia.

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And these are its babies.

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You take off these little pieces here...

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Like this. Just cut them off.

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And just throw them in the ground,

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and then turn them in the soil

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and they will come back, quite happily.

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So, when I put these corms in the ground -

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I spread them around -

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they'll start little chains of their own,

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and in time you'll repeat that process.

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I mean, that's a great way to get more for your bucks.

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And what's also good, is that by

0:27:230:27:26

cutting into that plant there,

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I am reinvigorating it.

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Quite often, after a while, they will stop flowering,

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and a way to reinvigorate it

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is to dig it up and divide it.

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That'll give it a new lease of life.

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When the Crocosmia or montbretia flowers,

0:27:400:27:42

it'll be an orangey red colour.

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They look absolutely fabulous.

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And they give you late summer colour.

0:27:460:27:48

Despite the rain, Danny's design is emerging from the undergrowth.

0:27:530:27:56

The lads have cut and shaped the lawn,

0:27:560:27:59

the saplings are dropping like flies,

0:27:590:28:01

and now the beds are taking shape.

0:28:010:28:03

However, not everything Danny needs can be recycled from Beverley's garden.

0:28:030:28:07

We need to get shopping.

0:28:070:28:09

With three-quarters of Brits enjoying a spot of gardening,

0:28:090:28:12

it's no wonder that we've thousands of garden centres to choose from.

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And we're headed to one of them.

0:28:160:28:18

Those rhododendrons look amazing, don't they?

0:28:180:28:20

They are, they're lovely. They're really pretty.

0:28:200:28:23

Have you planted much in your garden?

0:28:240:28:26

-I know you said you haven't done a lot out there.

-Erm...

0:28:260:28:29

Have you added anything to it?

0:28:290:28:30

No, not overly where we are now.

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But I used to come down quite a bit with my dad

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because my dad was a very keen gardener.

0:28:350:28:38

He really did love his plants

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and he knew a lot about the garden and things like that.

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So, I suppose as a child I spent a lot of time in garden centres.

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So, maybe he was the one that guided you in the past

0:28:450:28:48

-in terms of what you needed.

-Yeah, definitely.

0:28:480:28:50

He knew all there was to know about gardens.

0:28:500:28:53

He absolutely loved spending time in the garden

0:28:530:28:55

doing it all up and everything.

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And what about now, if you come to a garden centre,

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do you come with a plan of attack?

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Do you think, "Right, I need this for that area, this for that area,"

0:29:020:29:05

-or do you not?

-Not really. No,

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because I am never quite sure what goes where.

0:29:070:29:09

I'm exactly the same.

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I walk into a garden centre, and you see things you like, and go for those.

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However that's a big garden no-no.

0:29:140:29:16

-That's why Danny makes me bring a list!

-OK.

0:29:160:29:18

-Because he likes us to know what's going to cope where.

-Right.

0:29:180:29:21

And make sure something goes in the right conditions.

0:29:210:29:24

So, let's take our list, and get some guidance.

0:29:240:29:26

Danny's shopping list specifies climbers,

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and as we saw in Kate's garden,

0:29:300:29:32

one of the most spectacular climbers around is the clematis.

0:29:320:29:35

-Our list, which I have promised we will stick to...

-Right.

0:29:370:29:40

..says climbers.

0:29:400:29:41

This is a climber. It's a fig.

0:29:410:29:43

-How do you feel about...?

-Hmm.

-No.

0:29:430:29:45

No. Not my sort of thing, really.

0:29:450:29:47

I like, erm, flowers, colours... That sort of thing.

0:29:470:29:51

OK, so you prefer something colourful, something bright?

0:29:510:29:54

-Yes. Preferably.

-Something blowsy, maybe?

0:29:540:29:57

Yeah, yeah...

0:29:570:29:58

Something that's got that wow factor.

0:29:580:30:00

-OK.

-And is nice to look at.

0:30:000:30:02

If we can tick those boxes and it climbs, Danny will be happy.

0:30:020:30:05

-I think I know the thing.

-Brilliant.

0:30:050:30:07

John, tell us everything we need to know about clematis.

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Right, we've two or three options.

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We've a evergreen,

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that flowers really early in the year.

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We've got spring flowering Montanas -

0:30:200:30:23

just about finished,

0:30:230:30:24

but they go wild if you have got a big area to cover.

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And then, now, you can see

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the summer flowering hybrids are just starting.

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Any colour you like, they all need the same maintenance.

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They don't get huge and out of control.

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Easier to control if they are on a smaller trellis or an archway.

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What do you recommend?

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At this time of year, really,

0:30:420:30:44

you want a flowering, big flowers, summer-flowering hybrid.

0:30:440:30:48

-I know you are quite keen on flowers...

-Yeah.

0:30:480:30:51

So do you want something that is going to come out and show off

0:30:510:30:54

-over the next few weeks?

-Yeah, definitely.

0:30:540:30:56

That one is absolutely gorgeous.

0:30:560:30:58

I love the colours on that one.

0:30:580:30:59

-It's beautiful.

-What about this one, John?

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-Would it work in Beverley's garden?

-It would, yes.

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With all of these hybrid clematis,

0:31:040:31:07

you need to just take a bit of care when you're planting them.

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Plant it deeper than it is in the pot.

0:31:100:31:13

First few inches need to be covered

0:31:130:31:15

to stop clematis wilt getting in at the base.

0:31:150:31:17

-Do that, and you should have no problems.

-To stop what?

0:31:170:31:19

-Clematis wilt.

-Right.

-It's a disease that gets in at soil level,

0:31:190:31:23

so if you hide the soil level deeper

0:31:230:31:27

it won't get in.

0:31:270:31:29

-OK, so that's gives it a bit of protection.

-Yes.

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And what else do you need to do to make this really flourish?

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Plenty of water.

0:31:350:31:36

They like their heads in the sun and their feet in the shade.

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Heads in the sun, feet in the shade.

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And how much shelter do they need?

0:31:430:31:45

Well, from strong winds you'd want to shelter them a bit.

0:31:450:31:49

But they like the sun.

0:31:490:31:50

So, this is obviously a climbing plant.

0:31:500:31:52

What do they climb well on?

0:31:520:31:53

Well, again, they produce tendrils

0:31:530:31:55

which will wrap themselves

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around arches

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or trellis

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or some wires you've put on a wall.

0:32:010:32:05

So they're easy to...

0:32:050:32:06

Once they get going, they find their own way.

0:32:060:32:08

Would you put that in on its own?

0:32:080:32:10

You could, if you had room, put another one with it, yes.

0:32:100:32:13

-OK.

-Not a problem.

0:32:130:32:14

Lovely. Yeah, oh...

0:32:140:32:16

What colour would go?

0:32:160:32:18

I like the purple one.

0:32:180:32:20

-That purple one's gorgeous.

-Yeah?

0:32:200:32:22

Is that going to be too much? Two of them together?

0:32:220:32:25

No. Give them a bit of space,

0:32:250:32:26

they'll twine together... Look beautiful.

0:32:260:32:29

They look really nice, yeah. I like both of those. Gorgeous.

0:32:290:32:32

It's a yes from Beverley. Look at that smile.

0:32:320:32:34

A much bigger smile than the figs.

0:32:340:32:36

-Right, let's get those.

-Brilliant.

0:32:360:32:39

And we've been tasked to find another climber.

0:32:390:32:41

So, John, what would you recommend?

0:32:410:32:43

Around down here, and I'll show you.

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In Beverley's garden the rain has now slackened off, and Joffrey

0:32:470:32:51

can put the finishing touches to his sculptures.

0:32:510:32:53

This time using his delicate little angle grinder,

0:32:530:32:56

with a sanding disk.

0:32:560:32:57

WHIR OF POWER TOOL

0:32:570:33:01

-That's brilliant.

-All right?

0:33:010:33:02

Absolutely brilliant. I love it.

0:33:020:33:04

-That's the Green Man.

-Yeah.

0:33:040:33:07

-He looks a bit like me!

-Yeah, it does. Similar hairstyle.

0:33:070:33:10

-I based it on you!

-Do you know I love him. Spirit of nature.

0:33:100:33:14

-It signals birth and rebirth, doesn't it?

-Does it?

0:33:140:33:17

That's what it's all about, yeah. I think that's what the Green Man's about.

0:33:170:33:20

-It's a pagan thing.

-Yeah, it is.

0:33:200:33:22

But you often see them on the top of churches.

0:33:220:33:24

-Yeah.

-I don't know why there's that connection.

-No.

0:33:240:33:27

But it looks absolutely fab.

0:33:270:33:28

-How long have you been doing it for?

-Er, I've been a tree surgeon

0:33:280:33:31

for about 20 years now, erm...

0:33:310:33:34

I think within the first couple of years

0:33:340:33:36

I had go at making the odd stool or mushroom, or something like that.

0:33:360:33:40

Then a few years later somebody asked me to carve a squirrel.

0:33:400:33:43

I did it and it turned out quite well.

0:33:430:33:45

Now I'd do it at least 50% of the time.

0:33:450:33:48

-I'd love to have one in my garden.

-Well, I'll have to come round and make you one.

0:33:480:33:51

You certainly will. That's for sure.

0:33:510:33:53

I wouldn't bother varnishing it or anything like that,

0:33:530:33:56

just something that's absorbent.

0:33:560:33:57

Cheating, in a way - a cheap version is to go to the supermarket

0:33:570:34:00

-and get some chip fat and put that on it.

-Oh, right! OK.

0:34:000:34:03

-Only thing is, in summertime it might smell of chips!

-Ha-ha-ha!

0:34:030:34:07

The chips are down for Danny now,

0:34:070:34:10

because the heavens have opened again, and his team have scurried for cover.

0:34:100:34:14

Ever the optimist, though, Danny sees an opportunity.

0:34:140:34:17

It's raining, but that's a really good thing,

0:34:170:34:20

because one of the jobs I wanted to do

0:34:200:34:22

was to level off this lawn.

0:34:220:34:23

Now, if you remember, I said it was full of bumps,

0:34:230:34:26

so I want to try and get those bumps down.

0:34:260:34:28

Now, the fact that it's raining means it should, in theory,

0:34:280:34:31

make that process of getting rid of the bumps

0:34:310:34:34

slightly easier, so wish me luck.

0:34:340:34:36

So, what I'm going to do is put boards down.

0:34:370:34:40

So, I've got one here. Put it down.

0:34:400:34:42

I'm going to use my trusty heavy hammer

0:34:420:34:45

and I'm just going to...

0:34:450:34:48

..knock the board. Like this.

0:34:480:34:50

And just continue this process all over the garden.

0:34:530:34:57

I will continue this process every so often,

0:34:590:35:03

maybe every two or three months,

0:35:030:35:05

and gradually you'll get this lawn level.

0:35:050:35:08

Danny? Here, you go.

0:35:090:35:12

-Oh, that looks brilliant. Oh, it's an owl!

-Yeah.

0:35:140:35:16

Oh, that's fantastic.

0:35:160:35:18

I tell you what, you're a genius.

0:35:180:35:21

Danny even has a plan for the less artistic offcuts from the garden.

0:35:230:35:26

Here's a great idea. Now, this wood

0:35:280:35:30

has been chipped by the chipper that we've been using in this garden.

0:35:300:35:33

And what a great idea.

0:35:330:35:35

Because we can re-use that... as a mulch.

0:35:350:35:37

What do you think, Lou?

0:35:370:35:39

I think it's a fantastic idea.

0:35:390:35:41

We've cut down so much, that we need to put something back now.

0:35:410:35:45

And I think it would be a fantastic mulch and eventually

0:35:450:35:48

it'll rot down and make fantastic soil. So, what could be better?

0:35:480:35:51

Mulch is a layer covering the soil to prevent weeds,

0:35:570:36:00

retain moisture and sometimes even improve the soil.

0:36:000:36:03

There you go. Get spreading.

0:36:030:36:05

With only a couple of hours to go,

0:36:080:36:09

Danny needs to install the bench onto the paving stones

0:36:090:36:12

that AJ has laid as a base.

0:36:120:36:14

Here comes a lovely bench.

0:36:140:36:16

A lovely seating area.

0:36:160:36:18

Yeah, just put it there roughly.

0:36:200:36:22

That's about it, yeah.

0:36:220:36:23

Just needs to go over a bit.

0:36:230:36:25

Brilliant.

0:36:250:36:27

What do you think they'll think of this?

0:36:270:36:29

-They're going to love it, I think.

-Yeah?

0:36:290:36:31

Do you know what, I think they will, too!

0:36:310:36:33

I mean, what a brilliant transformation from this morning.

0:36:330:36:35

-Oh, yeah.

-And thanks to you guys, we've really made a big difference.

0:36:350:36:39

Now, the only thing we need now is some plants.

0:36:390:36:42

-Yeah.

-We're going to put some plants around that seating area...

0:36:420:36:45

-Right.

-..and they're missing at the moment.

0:36:450:36:48

Helen, where are you?

0:36:480:36:50

Sorry, Danny. Beverley has got carried away.

0:36:520:36:55

She's so taken with the climbers, she's hunting out some more!

0:36:550:36:58

We have our clematis,

0:36:580:37:00

-but what else can you recommend in the way of climbing plants?

-Erm...

0:37:000:37:03

Well, we've got Trachelospermums.

0:37:030:37:06

Very scented.

0:37:060:37:07

They'll do well up a trellis or arch.

0:37:070:37:10

They hold themselves up once they've started climbing.

0:37:100:37:15

-Do you like the look of these?

-Yeah, they're pretty.

0:37:150:37:17

I like that one, particularly. It's got pretty little flowers on.

0:37:170:37:21

I do like that one.

0:37:210:37:24

I knew you said you were keen on flowers -

0:37:240:37:26

-what about the fact that it's scented?

-Yes. That would be nice.

0:37:260:37:29

To be able to, when you're sat outside,

0:37:290:37:31

get that lovely smell going around.

0:37:310:37:34

And what about this one?

0:37:340:37:35

The jasmine?

0:37:350:37:37

Erm,

0:37:370:37:38

Well, there's a picture there.

0:37:380:37:39

It's not dissimilar, but it has a different form.

0:37:390:37:42

That's evergreen, this is not.

0:37:420:37:44

How difficult are these to look after?

0:37:440:37:47

They're both relatively easy.

0:37:470:37:49

This is not the hardiest of things,

0:37:490:37:52

but if it's in a sheltered garden,

0:37:520:37:54

this far north, fine. No problems, really.

0:37:540:37:57

Do they like the same conditions as a clematis.

0:37:570:38:00

They do, yes. They like the sun, plenty of water,

0:38:000:38:03

and the jasmine, especially, will flower a little later than

0:38:030:38:07

the Trachelospermum,

0:38:070:38:09

which gives you a range of flowers.

0:38:090:38:11

So, the jasmine and this one that I can hardly say...

0:38:110:38:14

-Trachelospermum.

-Trachelospermum.

0:38:140:38:16

-Call it star jasmine, it's easier.

-Star jasmine!

0:38:160:38:21

So the jasmine and the star jasmine

0:38:210:38:22

-would both do well on an arch, for instance...

-They would.

0:38:220:38:25

-..because they...

-Yes, perfect.

0:38:250:38:27

They'd help themselves up once they were established. No problem.

0:38:270:38:31

-Well, let's get one of each, then, shall we?

-Sounds lovely.

0:38:310:38:34

-Brilliant. John, thank you very much for your help.

-OK. You're welcome.

0:38:340:38:37

-Lovely looking, lovely smelling flowers. Thank you.

-Thanks.

-Thank you.

0:38:370:38:41

With a successful shopping trip under our belts,

0:38:440:38:47

I need to get back to Beverley's garden quick-sharp

0:38:470:38:49

as the sky is already starting to darken.

0:38:490:38:51

Oh, my word! Danny, this is a different place!

0:38:530:38:56

Hello, Helen. How are you?

0:38:560:38:58

-I'm good, how are you?!

-Mind yourself. Be careful, there.

0:38:580:39:00

-I'm great.

-Here's a clematis for you.

0:39:000:39:03

Yeah. Oh, these are beautiful!

0:39:030:39:05

And they'll look great climbing up this arch.

0:39:050:39:08

I cannot get over this place. I've got to have a look around.

0:39:080:39:11

It's like a completely different space.

0:39:110:39:13

Yeah. I mean, I can't believe how we've transformed it.

0:39:130:39:17

I mean, when I saw it this morning, I thought, "No way."

0:39:170:39:19

I wanted to turn around and get back home again.

0:39:190:39:22

But, I mean, this morning they didn't have a garden.

0:39:220:39:25

-No.

-Oh, and the steps!

0:39:250:39:26

-Yeah. What do you think?

-Oh, that is...

0:39:260:39:29

100 times better.

0:39:290:39:31

-Yeah.

-Because I was worried about what you were going to do.

0:39:310:39:34

Because I know, obviously,

0:39:340:39:36

-Brenda is a bit unsteady.

-Sure.

-But you can't take away steps.

0:39:360:39:40

-That's brilliant.

-But they worked brilliantly.

0:39:400:39:42

-In fact, if anything, they extend the garden, don't they?

-Yeah!

0:39:420:39:45

This is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. Right.

0:39:450:39:48

-Let's get these in.

-Get these then, yeah.

0:39:480:39:50

Then let's let Beverley have a look.

0:39:500:39:52

With clematis, it's important to put them

0:39:520:39:55

about two or three inches below the surface.

0:39:550:39:57

-For the clematis wilt!

-Exactly!

0:39:570:39:59

-So, you have been listening, then?

-Oh, yes!

-I'm impressed.

-Yep!

0:39:590:40:02

-Danny, great job.

-OK.

0:40:020:40:04

If you put those in, I'll go and get Beverley.

0:40:040:40:06

-Great. I'll see you in a second.

-Amazing.

0:40:060:40:09

It's just before dusk and Beverley's new garden is finally complete.

0:40:110:40:16

This morning, this garden was a tangled wilderness,

0:40:160:40:19

with impenetrable bushes, overgrown hedges, and weeds and saplings

0:40:190:40:23

at every turn.

0:40:230:40:24

This was a garden that had been thoroughly overrun.

0:40:240:40:27

Now Beverley's new garden is unrecognisable

0:40:290:40:32

from the mess that was here before.

0:40:320:40:34

In the space of only a few hours of daylight,

0:40:340:40:36

Danny has reclaimed it from nature

0:40:360:40:38

and revealed a stunning new look.

0:40:380:40:40

The intimidating overgrowth of shrubs and hedges

0:40:440:40:47

had proved too much for Beverley to tackle.

0:40:470:40:50

Now, with the help of some professional kit,

0:40:500:40:52

and some seriously hard graft,

0:40:520:40:54

it's a light, bright and airy space,

0:40:540:40:56

while still keeping a natural feel.

0:40:560:40:59

By recovering and rejuvenating

0:41:020:41:04

flowering plants that had been smothered,

0:41:040:41:06

Danny has brought new life to the borders

0:41:060:41:09

and used the existing plants to make more.

0:41:090:41:11

Dividing corms like this is a great way

0:41:130:41:15

to multiply your plants for free,

0:41:150:41:17

as is taking cuttings.

0:41:170:41:19

And when they're in season and full bloom,

0:41:200:41:23

they will fill the garden with colour.

0:41:230:41:25

The lawn has been trimmed and shaped

0:41:270:41:29

which, along with cutting back the shapeless hedges,

0:41:290:41:31

has made a huge difference to the feel of the garden.

0:41:310:41:34

The shrubbery looks 10 times bigger

0:41:340:41:36

thanks to its power-assisted face-lift.

0:41:360:41:39

Breaking an overgrown garden into bite-size chunks

0:41:400:41:43

and concentrating on the worst areas like this,

0:41:430:41:46

makes a gardening mission manageable.

0:41:460:41:48

And, most important of all, the garden is now grandma-friendly.

0:41:500:41:54

With a seating area cleared and decked out

0:41:540:41:56

with brightly coloured blooms

0:41:560:41:58

and those treacherous steps transformed with rebuilt edges

0:41:580:42:01

and a new handrail,

0:42:010:42:03

Brenda now has a garden to enjoy and a safe way to see it.

0:42:030:42:06

So, what will the family make of the astonishing alterations

0:42:100:42:13

in their new-look garden?

0:42:130:42:15

-Have a look at this!

-Look at that.

0:42:150:42:18

This is your brand-new garden.

0:42:180:42:20

-Oh, lovely!

-Look at that.

-Ohhh!

0:42:200:42:22

-Good job, Dale.

-Thanks.

-You've been working hard.

-Yeah.

0:42:220:42:25

-Oh, it's gorgeous.

-Gorgeous, isn't it?

0:42:250:42:28

-Look how big it looks!

-I know!

0:42:280:42:30

Did you know your garden went that far back?

0:42:300:42:33

No.

0:42:330:42:34

THEY LAUGH

0:42:340:42:35

I knew, but all the bushes...

0:42:350:42:37

You couldn't see the ground.

0:42:370:42:39

That's amazing.

0:42:390:42:40

I never saw the floor.

0:42:400:42:43

-It's brilliant.

-What do you think, Beverly?

0:42:430:42:46

It's great. Love it. Look at the size on it!

0:42:460:42:48

-I know.

-Look at this.

0:42:480:42:50

It's lovely, that.

0:42:500:42:51

-You'll be able to sit out and...

-Yes.

-It's gorgeous, isn't it?

0:42:510:42:55

Oh, it's beautiful.

0:42:550:42:56

You wanted somewhere for your mum, yourself and Dale

0:42:560:42:59

to come out and sit. You've got that. You've got a little wooden...

0:42:590:43:03

-I love the chairs!

-Mmm!

0:43:030:43:06

The owl thing. Kept in line with the birds.

0:43:060:43:08

-It's the same garden.

-I know. You've done amazing.

0:43:100:43:13

-All these bushes have gone, as well, look.

-Yeah.

-I know.

0:43:130:43:17

Do you think you'll spend some time out here now, Brenda?

0:43:170:43:19

Yes, I will.

0:43:190:43:21

I'll love sitting there.

0:43:210:43:23

-Well, why don't you test it out? Go and have a seat.

-Come on, then.

0:43:230:43:26

Dale, your mum thinks that you're going to have a few barbecues out here.

0:43:260:43:30

Yeah.

0:43:300:43:31

Go and join them!

0:43:310:43:33

Congratulations, Danny.

0:43:350:43:38

Another fantastic, successful transformation.

0:43:380:43:41

-This is a completely different space.

-Yeah.

0:43:410:43:44

You've given them somewhere they can sit out,

0:43:440:43:46

somewhere they can enjoy their garden for the first time in years!

0:43:460:43:50

I love the steps and everything. It's great.

0:43:500:43:52

I do.

0:43:520:43:54

It's lovely.

0:43:540:43:55

You wanted this garden transformed for your mum

0:43:550:43:58

so she had somewhere nice to sit,

0:43:580:43:59

are you confident and happy you've got that?

0:43:590:44:01

Yes, definitely.

0:44:010:44:02

I think she'll enjoy it now. Won't you?

0:44:020:44:05

I tell you what, we couldn't have done it without your son Dale and his friends.

0:44:050:44:08

-They were fantastic.

-Thanks, guys.

0:44:080:44:10

-They made such a difference to the day.

-Brilliant.

0:44:100:44:13

What a difference a day has made!

0:44:140:44:16

Danny and the team have created a safe and stylish instant garden -

0:44:160:44:20

no longer a hazard to unsteady feet -

0:44:200:44:23

which Beverley's family can finally enjoy together.

0:44:230:44:26

The team are in Bradford to breathe new life into a thoroughly overgrown garden lost in time for owner Beverley and her family.


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