Episode 9 The Instant Gardener


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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 are short on time?

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Well, meet the Instant Gardener.

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Ta-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.

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Oh, my word.

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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 gosh!

-That looks so much better.

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This time, we are in the Hampshire town of Basingstoke.

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Originally a mediaeval market town,

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the population of modern Basingstoke has rocketed to nearly 90,000.

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With many high-rise apartment blocks and busy roads,

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space for a garden in this busting town is a hard won

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and cherished commodity.

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In towns, space is at a premium

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so gardens aren't always where you might expect to find them.

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Today's outdoor space is a few storeys up

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and it's left its owner,

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who's taking her first steps on the property ladder,

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more than a little bit daunted.

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I don't want to stand on that. It's too good.

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-Hello.

-Hi.

-I'm Helen.

-Hi, nice to meet you. I'm Amy.

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-Thanks for having us.

-Come on in.

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-I love your doormat.

-Thank you.

-It's cute.

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Amy Jolliffe is a 27-year-old primary school teacher from Wales,

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who has recently settled in Basingstoke.

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After a long and demoralising battle to find her first teaching job,

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Amy now works very long hours.

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Like many other key workers, she's also struggled to get her

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foot on the property ladder.

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But, finally, Amy has been able to buy a part share in her first home,

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a new-build flat in the suburbs.

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To do that she's had to sacrifice the idea of a dream garden.

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In fact, she's been lucky to get what she has

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and to transform it will be a tall order.

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Amy's so-called garden is, in fact, a roof terrace.

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Measuring around 24 square metres,

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it's only an eighth of the size of the average UK garden.

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The terrace is paved with bog-standard concrete paving stones

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which, according to Amy's lease, we can't alter in any permanent way.

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It is bounded by glass partitions with brushed metal railings

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and brick walls on to sides, which again, we can't modify permanently.

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There's also a curious window-like opening.

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It's got a great view, but creates a terrific draught.

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Amy is desperate to turn her terrace into a cosy,

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relaxing outdoor room,

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but, so far, all she has managed to do

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is install this rather ugly storage unit and plant a few pots.

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It's a blank canvas and it has some restrictions, but there's loads

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we can do to turn this terrace into the talk of the town.

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-Hello.

-How you?

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-Very well, thank you.

-Good.

-What a great little space this is.

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-It's a great space, especially on a day like today.

-Definitely.

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-How long have you lived here?

-I've lived here for nearly four years.

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So, is this a flat that you own outright?

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I part buy, part rent.

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I'm on the professional scheme that came out about four years ago

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and I own just over 50% of the property

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and I pay rent to a company who own the rest of it.

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-So is the aim to own it outright, eventually?

-It is.

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Within the next three years, I'm hoping to own 100%.

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What are the limitations of making over a roof garden

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and one that you don't yet fully own outright?

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I think it's the structural issues.

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We can't drill into the outside walls.

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You can't, sort of, get out on to the roof.

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There are some health and safety issues there.

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The stuff we put in here can't be too heavy,

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otherwise the guy below will have a load of ceiling on his head.

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Having walked through your house, it's immaculate and gorgeous

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and very colourful and there's a lot of character in there.

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-That's not reflected out here, though, without being rude.

-No.

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No, it's not. It's a very bland. It doesn't say "me", at all.

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I've managed, in the last three and a half years,

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to really make my home bright,

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-colourful, represent me...

-OK.

-..completely.

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This isn't.

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So we need to put a bit of you into this space, don't we?

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Yes. Now I want to be able to bring friends

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and family out to this area and enjoy a barbecue

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and have just a nice meeting place,

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rather than being stuck in the living room.

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Danny, this is a blank canvas, but it's a roof terrace,

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so there are positives and negatives.

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How are you feeling about transforming this space?

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I've got a big confession to make.

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I've never done a roof garden before.

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-This is going to be a first for me. So, Amy, wish me luck.

-Good luck.

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-Are you green-fingered? Do you do much gardening?

-Not really.

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No, I've attempted and ended up killing everything.

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-Yeah, I hadn't noticed, Amy. I hadn't noticed(!)

-No, not at all.

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-Everything just dies. It doesn't matter how hard I try.

-OK.

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I am quite a busy person.

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I start early in the morning

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-and I do sometimes finish at eight o'clock at night.

-OK.

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When I come home, I enjoy just sitting down and just relaxing.

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And I do actually forget about watering the plants sometimes.

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You're dedicated in the classroom.

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How would your friends describe your dedication in the garden?

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Yeah.

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They think it's hysterical.

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I planted something just behind you

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and, for the last year, thought it was a lavender plant

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-and then got told it was bluebells.

-Ha-ha.

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So, that's the extent of my gardening skills.

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I thought I was doing something right.

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Thought it was a perfect flower.

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Yep. So I'm the laughing stock of my friends, I think,

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when it comes to gardening.

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Well, you'll be a laughing stock no more,

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cos what we'll do, we'll put some plants in here.

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There's no such thing as no maintenance,

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but there is low maintenance.

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-We'll get out of the way and let you crack on. Help is on its way.

-OK.

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-And I've just got something for you, Helen. The usual.

-Oh, yeah.

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So, a little shopping list.

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So, if you can go enjoy yourself and I'll catch up with you later.

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While I whisk Amy away for a bit of R&R -

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that's retail and research -

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Danny has only ten hours to transform her terrace.

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Basically, the outline has got to remain as it is.

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So we can do stuff within the walls,

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but we can't fix anything to the walls, for example.

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So anything we put in here has to be freestanding.

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Now, a very good design tip here is to look on the inside

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and see what you've got on the inside of your house

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and try and project that to the outside.

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I've been inside. I've had a look around

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and one of the first things that I've noticed

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is that Amy likes bright colours,

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so I'm going to try and replicate that in this space.

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We've got to be very careful with the flooring because of the restrictions.

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We can't paint it.

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We can clean it, which is good.

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That will make a huge difference.

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And once cleaned,

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perhaps we'll put some, sort of, bright-coloured matting down.

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For me, these small pots are a no-no.

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So, we want to do something that's high-impact.

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Maybe instead of lots of small pots, have maybe two or three large pots.

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I wouldn't make it too messy, by having lots of different varieties.

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Less is more,

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so I'd be inclined just to put one variety of plant in each pot.

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Topiary.

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I mean, that comes to mind. Maybe an interesting shape.

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Maybe a sphere or an oblong, something like that.

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The window, although it's great for viewing,

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it's a bit of a wind tunnel,

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so what we want to do is find a way of diffusing the wind,

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just slowing it down.

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Furniture-wise, again, we can't fix anything to the walls,

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so everything has to be freestanding.

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We'll put a bench over there

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and paint it, so that it matches the flooring

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and, in turn, that will match what's going on inside Amy's flat.

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And, perhaps, a bench over here

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and, likewise, that will be painted.

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Now the main advantage that we've got here,

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because nothing is going to be fixed to this space,

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so really this is an outside room,

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which she can roll up and take with her.

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There's no hard-core digging to be done.

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All it is, is an installation.

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And you know what? I know just the man.

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Handyman AJ is on the case, as always.

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And he's going to have his work cut out with all the furniture

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Danny is planning.

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Plus Amy's mum and dad, Jane and Colin,

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have come all the way from Wales to help their daughter

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transform her roof space.

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-Hello. Hi.

-Hello, Jane.

-Hello, nice to meet you.

-Nice to meet you.

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-All right, so what I need you to do is to scrub this patio area.

-Yeah.

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-OK?

-Yeah.

-And the glass. If that's OK.

-Fine. Yeah. No problem.

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-And, AJ, I've got a job for you, mate.

-I'm not scrubbing.

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I know you're not scrubbing. I wouldn't dare ask you to scrub.

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-That's all right, then.

-But I need you to construct a couple of benches

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-for me.

-OK.

-If that's OK.

-Yeah.

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-Now, I want a bench on this wall here.

-OK.

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About a metre and a half wide, but I'd like it to be quite deep,

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so maybe half a metre deep.

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Yeah. And it's going to have to be stand-alone, isn't it,

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because we can't drill into these walls, can we?

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Absolutely, because there's rules and regulations here

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and we can't touch the walls so they can be stand-alone,

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which will be great and that will be great for Amy

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because then she's got something that's movable.

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-Yeah, take it away.

-Put it in another position round here.

-Cool.

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-I would suggest another bench here.

-OK.

-And we need some kind of buffer.

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-OK.

-Right. So we need to, if we can, to defuse the wind

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that comes through that window.

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-Like a bit of a screen or something there?

-Something there.

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-If you can come up with an idea, that would be fantastic.

-OK. Cool.

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I know you can, because, you know...

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-I'm the man that can.

-You're the man that can, absolutely.

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OK, well, I'll crack on with that. We can't really do much work up here

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because you're going to be cleaning this down.

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And there's a lot of cutting of wood and things like that,

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so I am going to pop downstairs.

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-If you need me, holler through the window.

-I will holler very loudly.

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-Thank you. I'll see you in a bit.

-See you later.

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-Take care. See you later.

-See you later, AJ.

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-Tools are over here.

-Yeah.

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-If you take that. You can do the window.

-No problem.

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-And we'll do the scrubbing.

-Yeah, that sounds good.

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You must be very proud of your daughter, because she is very

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young and managed to get on the property ladder. That's quite rare...

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-Yes...

-for youngsters these days.

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It was one thing she always wanted, she wanted to get her own place.

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From the time she left uni.

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She...

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In uni, in Plymouth.

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-And she left Plymouth and come up this neck of the woods.

-Right.

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And how long has she lived here for now?

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She's been here nearly four years now.

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I get the impression that she is a very sociable person.

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-And she likes to entertain.

-She likes to have her friends around.

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She hasn't got a massive...

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lot of friends, but the friends she's got, she likes to

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have them around in the summer, entertaining and...

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-And treat them well.

-And treat them well.

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So, this is probably the last part

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-she needs to do now.

-Great.

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And what a great space to entertain her friends here.

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Yes, definitely.

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Something she's wanted for a while.

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Colin, you're probably wondering why we are working

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-so hard scrubbing this.

-Yeah.

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You might be thinking, "Well, why aren't we using a jet wash?"

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Yes, I did wonder that.

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-Well, the reason being is that, you know, it is a roof terrace.

-Yeah.

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And there could be a water issue.

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If we are flooding this with lots of water, there could be a leak

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-somewhere, and we don't want it going down into the...

-Flat below.

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..flat below.

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All right, I think it's time for me to leave you,

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because I need to see what AJ is getting on with.

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Down below, AJ has made a start on the first of his two benches,

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-with a special extra feature.

-Hello, AJ.

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-Hiya, mate.

-How's it going, mate?

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-Yeah, good.

-Good.

-Good, thanks.

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I decided to build a couple of,

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sort of, planters either side,

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that the bench will lean against. So I'm just finishing off this.

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I've, sort of, offset the wood here.

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I'm just using this as a marker, clamped it there. Measured up there.

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I'm just screwing the last screw in on this one here.

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So, I just thought, either side, bench across the middle and...

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No, I love it. That is a bonus, because I wasn't expecting this, AJ.

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And to do that means that we've got two more planting opportunities.

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-That's fantastic.

-It's what I do for you. I'm always thinking of you.

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Thank you very much.

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But there's more! AJ is full of surprises today.

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You could just make it all...

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equilateral like that, but I actually quite like the idea

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-of twisting that over.

-Yeah.

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-And, as you see, the second level...

-Yeah.

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And then you have this, sort of, zigzag pattern here,

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and then the top one, obviously, will stick out here,

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here, here and here.

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AJ, I love it. Is this going to be nice and light?

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Once this is made and then I make another one on the other side,

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and then, sort of, a few slats all screwed together, then, that's it.

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As long as it's... When it's up there, you are not,

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it won't be overbalanced.

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-OK.

-So it is all right. It should be.

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DANNY LAUGHS

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-Yeah. You can talk!

-Oh. Maybe.

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As well as the two benches, AJ has also been tasked with

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building a windbreak for Amy's draughty aperture.

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And he's been thinking ahead.

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So how is the windbreak coming on, AJ?

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We've got these here, which I'm going to cut to size at some point.

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Sort of, like, five inches by one inch.

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-Yeah.

-And I thought we'd get some batons.

-Yeah.

-And then we can then

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have one in front of the baton, one behind. So they are offset.

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So we've got gaps coming at an angle,

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-so the wind isn't just one big force.

-Yes.

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-It will still let light through, as well.

-And that's a bonus.

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It is a bonus, because we want it so bright up there and lovely.

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Do you know, AJ, I knew you would come up with a good idea.

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-No problem.

-Put it there.

-For you, brother.

-Thank you, thank you.

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-AJ, is there anything I can do to help you, mate?

-Oh, yes, yes.

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Um, leave me to it.

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DANNY LAUGHS

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While Danny and the team get on with it, I'm taking Amy

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to visit a very swish outdoor space that I think will show her

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both how flexible and multipurpose a small space can be,

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and that gorgeous plans don't have to mean masses of work.

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Amy, I've brought you here to see a garden that I hope will excite

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-and inspire you.

-Perfect.

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Because you say you're looking for a bit of inspiration at the minute.

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-I am, yes.

-Hopefully, this will do the trick.

-Excellent.

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-So what do you think of this garden?

-It is beautiful. That is beautiful.

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The fire pit is really nice and that bench, actually, is really quirky.

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And different, sort of, bits to the garden.

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The barbecue area over here...lawn,

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seating area, patio.

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-Is this the kind of thing you like?

-I would.

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It just doesn't feel like you're where you are.

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So I think, actually, this would be a really nice, sort of, look.

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Oh, she's changed already, she's changed already!

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It doesn't look daunting. It is really, really nice.

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-Let's go and test out that seating area.

-Definitely.

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As someone with a small garden and a very poor track record

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in keeping plants alive, I want Amy to see how well chosen

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great-looking plants can also be easy to look after.

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What are your first impressions, Amy, as a non-gardener,

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self-confessed? Is this something you like, is it a bit intimidating?

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I don't think it is intimidating.

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I've never really thought about using just green plants.

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I've always tried using flowers and then they've died really quickly.

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This just seems to be such a nice... It has a nice feel to it.

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Doesn't look like I will be able to kill too much. It looks

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really strong and hard wearing, yet almost tropical, at the same time.

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-It is Amy-proof.

-It is Amy-proof.

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Back at Amy's own outdoor space, the clean paving is positively

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glowing and so are Danny's praises of his team.

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This is amazing. I'm surprised you've made such a difference.

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When I left you earlier, I didn't think you would get it this clean.

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-It's great.

-It has come up really well. A lot better than I thought.

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Danny has got a bright colour scheme in mind for jazzing up this

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dour-looking patio.

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So bright, in fact, you might want to get your sunnies on for this.

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-Now, just look at these babies.

-They are really nice.

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-Now, is this going to work or is this going to work?

-It's going to work.

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-It's going to work.

-It is going to work.

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The reason for these large pots is to add a bit of drama

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to this outside space. Rather than have lots of small pots,

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which aren't really going to make any impact on this space,

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I thought large pots would be far better.

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And we've put some nice, topiarised round balls in here.

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And that brings a bit of cohesion to this space.

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Now, one of the things I noticed is that there are no holes

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in this pot, so it means they need to be drilled.

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The reason we've put holes in the pots is to allow

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the water to come through.

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If we don't allow water to come through, there is a danger these

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pots could fill up with rainwater and damage the roots of the plants.

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-Three holes, bit of a triangle?

-No, just one hole.

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We just want one hole in the middle here, AJ,

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on each pot.

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That would be absolutely brilliant.

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OK, so, you know,

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with a pot this size, a 10ml hole,

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just use a 10ml drill bit to drill a hole in the middle.

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That's absolutely fine.

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DANNY CHUCKLES

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And it helps breathing, as well.

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If I just put soil in here and I don't protect the hole,

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this hole will get blocked.

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So, what I'm going to do is put some crockery in there, some broken,

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maybe broken pots, some stones, anything like that.

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Put that around the hole

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before I put the compost in.

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That way, that'll keep the hole free from being blocked.

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But, Danny, where are you going to get those broken pots?

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-Oh!

-I'm going to smash this pot.

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And the way I'm going to do it is by putting it in this rubble sack here.

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And that way, when I smash it,

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we're not going to have splinters everywhere.

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And I'm actually protecting myself

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and anyone that is in the vicinity from getting anything in their eyes.

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I think it's dead now. THEY LAUGH

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And there we are, that is all I need. One of these,

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just to cover the hole, to keep it unblocked. Simple as that.

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A smashing tip there, Danny,

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but time is ticking away and there's still no sign of any foliage.

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We need to get some plants into those pots.

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Oh, that feels good.

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I've been dying to do this all day.

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Nice to get a bit of compost between the old fingernails.

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Right, plant number one is ready to go in and it is a belter.

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Pittosporum 'Tom Thumb', an evergreen shrub.

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Isn't that an absolute beauty?

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And you will notice that...

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it is green there, but that's the new growth.

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But they will soon turn a darker colour.

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An absolutely wonderful plant.

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Now, I'm going to show you a little trick when putting...

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putting plants in pots.

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Take the plant out of the pot...

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..and just place the pot...

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..inside the larger one.

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Now, I reckon I've got the level about right there.

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What I'm going to do now is fill the perimeter

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of this pot with compost.

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Not the pot itself, but go around the outside.

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So there we are. So now...

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I can put my beautiful plant...

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..in that space.

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There we are. Ta-da!

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One potted pittosporum.

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How gorgeous is that?

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The reason I'm using this shape, this round shape,

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is to give a bit of formality to this garden, to this space.

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I think it will look absolutely fantastic.

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It is going to keep everything nice and neat and contemporary.

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It will be very good for Amy, absolutely brilliant.

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Because they do need very little looking after.

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I would suggest maybe giving it a trim, as I'm doing now,

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maybe two or three times a year.

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And that's all it needs.

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With some lime green pots and structural to topiary, this

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bog-standard terrace is starting to feel like a chic retreat.

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While Danny gets his hands dirty, back in the small suburban

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paradise on the other side of Basingstoke, I've arranged to

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meet its owner, Darrell,

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to ask him how he made his garden easy care and part of his home.

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Talk us through this place,

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because this is almost an extension of your living room, isn't it?

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It is. We were looking to have a grown-up space

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where we could sit out and entertain, where actually

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we could have friends around,

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where we could have a barbecue area.

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How high or low-maintenance is this garden, though?

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This is a very, very low-maintenance garden, so, really, other than

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the odd weed popping up, which you just pull out, that's it.

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Probably in about, sort of two to three years' time, we'd probably

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have to start shaping some of the bushes as they grow,

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but apart from that, it is just to sit out and enjoy

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the garden and, once or twice a week, sort of cut

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the freshly laid lawn.

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I noticed, though, you've got a plant on wheels. Why is that on a trolley?

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It is actually a very heavy plant, it is actually a very big pot,

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but it makes it very easy for us to move around the patio.

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You can use it for natural shading.

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If you actually want more space, you can

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move it to a different part, different part of the garden.

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And presumably, if this wasn't your further home,

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you could take it with you when you go without a massive amount of hassle.

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-That's an idea you could kind of pick up on, isn't it?

-It is.

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How did you come up with all these ideas, because there's a lot

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going on, and you kind of said you would never think of this.

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-No.

-We actually started by creating a, um...

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storyboard, where you literally, you know,

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you take images from websites,

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you cut out pictures from gardening...

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magazines and things like that. You sort of put them all together.

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And you end up with a complete sort of collage of different shapes

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and colours and textures.

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And it is amazing when you've got it all on a single

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sheet of paper.

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You suddenly see that, without even thinking about it,

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you've actually picked things, about textures and colours,

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um, designs and lighting and things like that.

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-Have you ever done that for your garden?

-Not at all.

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I just seem to be at a loss to my garden.

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Inside, I've got lots of inspiration, I do what you've said,

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I do mood boards...

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and have a look in all different types of shops to get inspiration,

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but then outside it is just...

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I am at a loss. And this is just... This is just brilliant.

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Whether you're starting a garden from scratch like Amy,

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or transforming an existing patch like Darrell,

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this gorgeously green space employs a number of great ideas you

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could try on your own garden overhaul.

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Mood boards aren't just for interior decorating.

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Keep copies of pictures that inspire you, and you, like Darrell,

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will soon find patterns emerging of the garden looks you love.

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If you're not one for constant care, choose more evergreen shrubs

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and non-flowering plants.

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They can be easier to look after but just as eye-catching.

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Experiment with garden design by moving furniture,

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pots and boxes around.

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Wheeled containers are especially handy.

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A small garden needn't become boring with a monthly mix-up.

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Back in Basingstoke, it's past two o'clock,

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and the roof garden doesn't yet have a stick of furniture.

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A check on AJ's progress is in order,

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and he's had an inspired idea.

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Because it can't be permanently fixed in place,

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he's combining the windbreak with a storage bench to anchor it.

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-Hi, AJ, how's it going?

-Bit of thought. This windbreaker...

-Yes.

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You know, it is going to have to have something heavy on the bottom of it...

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-Yeah.

-..to stop the wind blowing it one way or the other.

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I've built this, this is going to be the second bench.

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-If I put a top on there, and then a base in there...

-Yes.

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..then we can have storage. You know, it is not going to go anywhere.

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AJ, I think that's a great idea,

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because Amy has got some ugly storage room upstairs.

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And this would be great as an alternative.

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I can build it down here, and then she'll have to come down

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here and sit on it, otherwise.

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So we need to get it up there now and just finish off the construction.

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-I'll go get the troops, and we'll get going.

-Brilliant.

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Thanks for that, AJ. Cheers.

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I hope Jane and Colin are feeling strong today.

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Shifting this furniture is going to be fun.

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There we go.

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Top work there, team.

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Look how well the patio's come up, AJ.

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-Oh, brilliant.

-It's great, isn't it?

-They've been busy.

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They have been busy. Absolutely lovely.

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-And clear all that way there, we'll push it up there.

-Yeah.

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-Put a couple of screws in there and then it is all...

-That's brilliant.

-..set.

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And the thing is, I mean, it is very well made. It kind of looks permanent, doesn't it?

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-There's a sense of permanence about it.

-What's lovely is that Amy wanted something like this.

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-Did she?

-This was what she was talking about.

-Oh, right.

-Yeah.

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Now, in keeping with Amy's bright interiors,

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the garden furniture needs a bright and funky finish.

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OK, thank you.

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There's a bit of a squiggly line thing going on over here with

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Colin's painting. Jane is absolutely fine, by the way.

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She's obviously done this sort of thing before.

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JANE LAUGHS

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The paint has migrated over here.

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Oh, Colin, you might have just ruined everything.

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Fortunately, we've got some "de-squiggling" tape.

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Just stick that on there.

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Colin can now paint up to this line here,

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produced by this tape...

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until his heart's content.

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While the team are going hammer and tongs, I want to find out

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just how hard Amy grafted to get herself a garden at all.

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Amy, talk me through your route into teaching, because it wasn't very straightforward, was it?

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No, I did four years at university, but after that

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I thought it would be really simple to go and get a job.

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But, actually, it is really difficult.

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And it took me, I think, over 100 applications, and my nan had to

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help me with stamps and envelopes to...

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to get my applications out there.

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I didn't mind where I moved in the UK,

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as long as I had a job at the end of the day.

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I've done four years at university, there was no way

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I was going back home to not work. I really, really had to try hard.

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So you were willing to move anywhere in the country

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-so that you could be a teacher...

-Yes.

-..and fulfil that dream?

-Yes.

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But when I found Hampshire, that's where it all fell into place.

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I've managed to get my first job quite quickly after that.

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-A lot of hard work, you've got yourself your job.

-Yes.

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What about the home situation?

0:27:490:27:52

At the beginning, it was very difficult. I moved from Wales to Hampshire.

0:27:520:27:56

And luckily, my auntie, who again is really supportive, let me

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stay with her for a few months to get my foot on...feet on the ground

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and to save up a bit of money. And then I sort of rented a place.

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First of all, I rented a room in somebody's house,

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then I rented my own place.

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And I just thought, renting, I was just throwing away my money,

0:28:130:28:17

so I thought, "Right, I'm going to buy something."

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And it just so happened that in Basingstoke they were doing a key worker scheme,

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where if you were a teacher or a nurse, you are somebody

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who had a key job, you could

0:28:250:28:28

get on the property ladder quite easily.

0:28:280:28:30

So you are in this part ownership scheme where you own part of it,

0:28:300:28:34

-you've taken on a bit of a mortgage, but you also pay a bit of rent.

-Mm-hm.

0:28:340:28:37

-And how does that work, then? Will you own it eventually?

-Yes.

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You can own as much as you want to.

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I started off with a certain percentage,

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and some people will probably keep that for the rest of their lives.

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Next year, I'm hoping to take on more.

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And within three years, hopefully own the whole property outright.

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How important is it for you to be a homeowner?

0:28:540:28:56

I just think it is really important.

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It has made me able to put a stamp on my place.

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I've got my personality in my apartment now.

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And I'm not afraid to bring people back, you know, friends and family.

0:29:040:29:07

We get to relax in a nice place that I'm not embarrassed about.

0:29:070:29:10

Amy, the facts are, you've worked very hard,

0:29:100:29:13

you've been very dedicated, it has not been easy, you've got yourself

0:29:130:29:16

into a career path, you've got yourself onto the property ladder.

0:29:160:29:19

It is difficult, though, it is a lot of hard work, and you've just

0:29:190:29:22

got to keep going and have the determination to succeed.

0:29:220:29:25

I have lots of ideas for the future, and you've just got to go with it.

0:29:250:29:29

Hopefully, someone else you'll be shouting from the rooftops is how much you love your garden

0:29:290:29:33

-a little bit later on.

-I hope so.

0:29:330:29:34

-Right, let's go get some bits on the shopping list.

-OK.

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Meanwhile, back at Danny's academy of roof gardening...

0:29:380:29:41

-Dan, can you help me with this screen, I need to off this up at the back?

-Of course I can.

0:29:410:29:44

..AJ has bagged himself top marks with that

0:29:440:29:47

blinder of an idea, combining the second bench with the windbreak.

0:29:470:29:51

-I just thought we'd come and test this out.

-Yeah.

-Could do with a little test.

-Yeah.

0:29:550:29:59

I'm tired.

0:30:010:30:02

DANNY AND AJ SNORE

0:30:020:30:05

-I don't know.

-THEY LAUGH

0:30:050:30:07

-Right then, I tell you what...

-Yes?

0:30:070:30:09

-Joking aside...

-Joking aside.

0:30:090:30:11

..I'll show you a little bit of the surprise for this.

0:30:110:30:14

-Please.

-We could actually do with Colin's help, as well.

-Right, Colin.

0:30:140:30:17

-Because I want you to test...

-Can you come over here, Colin?

-Yep.

0:30:170:30:21

Can you pick it up with ease?

0:30:210:30:22

I tell you what, Colin, let me take this end.

0:30:230:30:26

-Do you know what...

-I'll take this end.

0:30:260:30:28

..It is very hard to move, isn't it? It is hard to move.

0:30:280:30:31

Especially for a single girl and everything like that.

0:30:310:30:34

So, if you could just pick up this end up here slightly...

0:30:340:30:38

-and move it around, it would be a lot easier, wouldn't it?

-Yeah.

0:30:380:30:42

-So my idea, piece de resistance...

-Wheels.

0:30:420:30:45

-..wheels...

-Da, da, da, da, da!

-..are going to go on that end.

0:30:450:30:48

-IN HIGH-PITCHED VOICE

-Pluto! Hello, Pluto.

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HE WHISTLES

0:30:510:30:52

-IN HIGH-PITCHED VOICE

-Pluto! Hello, Pluto!

0:30:520:30:54

I'll tighten that up in a minute with a spanner.

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Oh.

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-I'll get a spanner on that.

-It is OK.

0:31:020:31:05

I have to put up with this all the time. If you stand over there and see now if it is straight.

0:31:050:31:09

Absolutely fantastic.

0:31:090:31:11

-Good work, AJ, that looks great.

-AJ, it looks really good.

0:31:120:31:16

Time is marching on. With less than two hours left,

0:31:160:31:18

this garden is in desperate need of more greenery,

0:31:180:31:21

greenery that can cope with a novice gardener.

0:31:210:31:24

We've got some rosemary here. And they grow in any soil.

0:31:250:31:28

And they grow on the side of hills in the Mediterranean.

0:31:280:31:31

So, really, they will tolerate anything. And we've got some mint.

0:31:310:31:35

And we'll put the mint in one pot

0:31:350:31:37

and we'll put the rosemary in the other pot.

0:31:370:31:39

So, you know, this is really nigh on impossible to kill.

0:31:390:31:43

Novice gardeners do often put their herbs in together.

0:31:430:31:46

Not really knowing what the characteristics of them are.

0:31:460:31:50

I mean, most herbs are fine, but you've just got to be aware of,

0:31:500:31:54

you know, a herb like mint, because it is a thug

0:31:540:31:58

and it will spread.

0:31:580:32:00

So... And it will grow anywhere, it will come up in the cracks of your pavement,

0:32:000:32:03

if you're not careful.

0:32:030:32:05

So, you know, you keep your herbs, your mints,

0:32:050:32:08

make sure you keep it well contained. I mean, I can't stress that enough.

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-Amy uses a lot of herbs in cooking.

-Does she?

-Yes.

-Oh, brilliant.

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So this, for her, is going to be, well, she's going to be blown away.

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-Oh, is she? So she was thinking of doing this anyway.

-She was.

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We were only discussing it last night,

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she was going to get some little pots and put her own herbs in.

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-So, yes...

-That's a stroke of luck, then.

-Totally unexpected, totally.

-Yeah.

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-And it should fit as snug as a bug in a rug.

-Yeah.

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And it does. Hey, ho!

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With Danny in charge of the foliage, Amy and I want to find other

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low-maintenance means of decorating her terrace.

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I've brought her to a vintage home and garden shop,

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where upcycling is the order of the day.

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-Lisa, there is so much to look at outside.

-Always, always.

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That's before we've even got in. This is Amy.

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-Hi, nice to meet you.

-Hi, nice to meet you.

-Amy has a roof terrace.

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We have a list, which is basically lanterns and candles.

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-Fab.

-Is there anything you can recommend for Amy that would look

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-nice on a roof terrace?

-We've got lights that you can have. Candles.

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We've got some candles. Tea lights.

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Little earthenware pots you can put candles in.

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So, whatever your style is, we can incorporate.

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Lisa, how much of what you do is about upcycling and recycling?

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We do loads of upcycling.

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We recycle crates, we recycle garden stuff, furniture,

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so a massive proportion.

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People want old now. Because it is quality.

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But they want to upcycle it.

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To make it modern. So...

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I've always assumed this would be quite expensive to do,

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sort of buying the furniture, then... Quite time-consuming to do it.

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-It isn't, though.

-OK.

0:33:470:33:49

You can go to your local, you know, recycling place, a dump,

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charity shop, pick up furniture,

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pick up old bits of garden stuff, paint them.

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Distress them or not, so... And you can do it really cheaply.

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A tin of paint costs under £20 and you can get so many pieces,

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so don't worry that it's going to be expensive.

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You wanted a space for entertaining. How important is lighting?

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Lighting is really important

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because there isn't any light, really, on my roof terrace,

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so it would be quite nice for candles and lots of, sort of,

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quite nice lighting. Not too harsh.

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Candles would give you that ambient lighting,

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so when you're there with friends, lighting is there

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but it's not in your face, so glassware, painted glassware.

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We do lovely lanterns you stick into pots.

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So, you're on a roof, we can paint pots and stick the lanterns in.

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Lead us to the lanterns.

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I think, slowly, Amy is starting to be reassured

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and believe that her outside space can be as exciting,

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and interesting as her inside space.

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Back at the garden, Amy's outside space is about to get a big lift

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and another blast of colour with one of Danny's most novel ideas yet.

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Here we go.

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-Very intriguing.

-It's wet room flooring. Made from vinyl.

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-That is one hell of a colour. Just look at this. Wow!

-Wow!

-It's superb.

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The reason why we've gone for the shower flooring, is it's nonslip,

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so when you come out here, if it's been raining and stuff like that,

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there's a bit of water left on it, you won't be slipping anywhere.

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Nice and safe as well.

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And the other great thing, is when she moves,

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she can roll it up and take it with her.

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That is awesome, yeah, oh, my gosh!

0:35:360:35:38

-It's like everything else here. It just packs up...

-Pack it up.

0:35:380:35:41

-..and takes away.

-Great.

-Which is really good.

0:35:410:35:44

If we can just have someone standing on this. We'll lift this.

0:35:440:35:49

One to that corner and one, the other.

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It's lovely, isn't it?

0:35:530:35:55

I would say it needs to come over a good six inches.

0:35:550:35:58

If you're going to have a middle with that...

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If you've got the lamp there, centralise this with the lamp,

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centralise that bench.

0:36:030:36:05

Can't we centralise it with the slabs?

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So it's equal distance from that fourth slap as this one.

0:36:100:36:13

-See what I mean?

-Whatever, whatever, Danny.

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If you want to do it weirdly, then fine.

0:36:160:36:20

-We'll just roll it out first.

-Roll it out, yeah.

0:36:200:36:22

There's a cup there.

0:36:240:36:26

-Made-to-measure.

-Wow, there we go.

0:36:300:36:33

If you look far and far away, you can probably see the Eiffel Tower.

0:36:330:36:36

-Do you want to centralise it with that?

-Now you're talking.

0:36:360:36:41

Still at the vintage garden shop, Amy and I are searching

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for the light in an Aladdin's cave of upcycled wonders.

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For somebody on a budget, let's make our own lanterns using glass jars.

0:36:490:36:53

So, we have these.

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This is one that we've painted just to show people

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and it's painted with chalk paint. It gives it a lovely texture.

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You can distress it back, so you get the light reflecting through it

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and it's really inexpensive.

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You can put wire around them, hang them, as well,

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so you've got them at different levels, different sizes and it just

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gives you something unique, because nobody will have the same as you.

0:37:180:37:22

So, if you paint those, does the light still come through?

0:37:220:37:24

Yes, it does, and you can just put a tea light,

0:37:240:37:27

something like this into the bottom and that will give you

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a beautiful light or you can put slightly larger pillar candles in.

0:37:310:37:35

-Right, so shall we get loads of these?

-Yes.

0:37:350:37:37

You grab any more you want.

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Let's get them to the counter.

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Amy and I leave with armfuls of potential lanterns

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which is just as well,

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because dusk is now only an hour away and Danny and the team

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are furiously fighting the clock, but will they finish in time?

0:37:500:37:53

PHONE RINGS

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-Is that her back? Is Amy back?

-Yes, Amy is back.

0:37:560:38:00

-Could you do me a favour? Could you stall her?

-Yeah.

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Take her shopping, take down the pub, taken to a club, do anything,

0:38:040:38:08

-just stall her.

-I'll sort that out now.

-Just do a U-turn.

-OK.

0:38:080:38:12

Well stalled, Danny, but I'm still having a sneak preview

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just as soon as you've finished planting up AJ's bench planters.

0:38:150:38:19

-Hello. Oh, my word!

-Hello, Helen.

0:38:210:38:26

This is amazing. Can I sit here?

0:38:260:38:29

-Yeah, absolutely.

-I love this space. I think this is great.

0:38:290:38:33

Oh, brilliant.

0:38:330:38:34

The one thing Amy said all day, is,

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"Oh, I want to take the outside and the inside and merge them together,

0:38:360:38:40

"make it an extension."

0:38:400:38:42

-Oh, and the herbs.

-Yeah.

-Is she going to keep them alive?

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-Are they Amy proof?

-We hope so.

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This rosemary grows in the Mediterranean

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and it grows in any soil and it grows on the side of hills

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and, you know, it gets battered by winds and is perfectly happy.

0:38:540:38:58

She's got to work quite hard to kill that.

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She's got to work hard to kill that.

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It does all right there, it should do a OK here.

0:39:020:39:04

I've brought a contribution. Amy picked them.

0:39:040:39:07

There are lots of different jars in here that will hopefully

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work as lanterns, so would you like me to paint these?

0:39:100:39:14

-I've got another job for you, Helen.

-Right.

-That table over there.

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-Can you paint a stripe on it for me?

-I think I can manage that.

0:39:170:39:21

-Lead the way.

-OK, over here.

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Don't you trust me to paint outside the lines?

0:39:220:39:25

-So, this is Amy's existing table...

-Yes.

0:39:280:39:30

-..that we're giving a new lease of life.

-Absolutely.

-OK.

0:39:300:39:34

-So this is another form of upcycling.

-Which colour would you like?

0:39:340:39:37

Oh, I don't know. What do you reckon? What would you choose?

0:39:370:39:40

I think the blue is a bit more... Hello!

0:39:400:39:43

All right, we'll do the blue, then.

0:39:430:39:45

-And Amy is quite a...

-"Hello" sort of girl.

-Yes.

-Brilliant.

0:39:450:39:49

-I'll catch up with you later.

-Okey-doke.

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This is a really cheap way to give an old table a new lease of life.

0:39:510:39:57

With a bit of luck, Amy will think this is a brand-new table.

0:39:570:40:00

-These are really cool, aren't they?

-They're brilliant.

0:40:000:40:03

I think she's chosen very well. Oh, I like this. That's good.

0:40:030:40:07

-That kind of goes in with the theme that we've got going on.

-That's nice.

0:40:070:40:10

That's great, absolutely brilliant.

0:40:120:40:14

-Would you like to paint some of these?

-Yes.

0:40:140:40:17

I thought, perhaps,

0:40:170:40:19

you could paint these the other colour that we've got.

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With daylight fading, Amy's pots still need to be positioned.

0:40:220:40:26

And when it's finally time to down tools,

0:40:320:40:34

the terrace has been completely transformed.

0:40:340:40:37

This morning, Amy's garden wasn't a garden at all,

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just a bare paved box, a few sad containers and a rather ugly

0:40:420:40:46

storage box, all at the mercy of a punishing easterly wind.

0:40:460:40:51

In only one day, it's undergone a miraculous rebirth

0:40:510:40:54

at the hands of Danny and the team.

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Amy was bound by the terms of her lease with no permanent

0:40:580:41:01

alterations allowed.

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She was at a loss as to where to start.

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Now, thanks to a movable design with some inventive planting

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and furnishing, it's a chic and contemporary urban retreat

0:41:080:41:12

to be proud of.

0:41:120:41:14

Instead of lots of little mismatched containers,

0:41:140:41:16

the use of a few dramatic feature plants in citrus-bright pots

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makes a striking impact.

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Combining bespoke storage space with garden furniture is

0:41:240:41:27

the perfect solution for small spaces

0:41:270:41:29

and the addition of the screen gives a gorgeous but functional way

0:41:290:41:33

to defuse those draughts.

0:41:330:41:35

Herbs grown in containers are both handy and hardy for a city

0:41:360:41:40

terrace and they might just survive Amy's newfound gusto for gardening.

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The dull and dirty slabs have been spruced up

0:41:450:41:48

and Danny's ingenious use of this eye-catching vinyl bathroom

0:41:480:41:52

flooring brings the whole space together.

0:41:520:41:54

By bringing indoor ideas outside,

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Danny has not only created a colourful, stylish roof terrace

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with an abundance of character, he's also given Amy a portable

0:42:070:42:11

garden that can move with her wherever her life takes her next.

0:42:110:42:15

It only remains to be seen if this design gets top marks from teacher.

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-Oh, my God!

-Come right in.

0:42:200:42:23

This is your new garden. What do you think?

0:42:230:42:28

It's just bright and just lovely. Really, really nice.

0:42:280:42:33

I didn't imagine it to be anything like this and it's just brilliant.

0:42:340:42:38

It's beautiful.

0:42:380:42:40

It matches the house and it's got every single

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colour that's in my house from, like, the greens,

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the blues, the pink. I love it. I can't stop smiling.

0:42:470:42:51

I just didn't imagine it to be this nice. Loving the pots.

0:42:510:42:56

I never would have been... Never would have thought about big pots.

0:42:580:43:02

I've always gone for lots of little pots, when, actually, just five

0:43:020:43:05

-bright pots really does make this so much nicer and brighter.

-Like it?

0:43:050:43:11

-I love this. That's awesome.

-Stops the wind.

0:43:110:43:14

-It's a seat, stops the wind.

-Storage.

0:43:140:43:18

-Your dad might put a few of his drinks in there.

-Thank you.

0:43:190:43:24

-Thank you so much.

-My pleasure.

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And look, you've got your herbs.

0:43:290:43:32

Yes!

0:43:320:43:34

We've been debating whether they're Amy-proof or not.

0:43:350:43:38

They are, they've got to be.

0:43:380:43:40

-They have to be.

-Water, every week.

-Every week?

-Once a week.

0:43:400:43:44

She's changed.

0:43:440:43:45

She was already talking earlier today about what else she's

0:43:450:43:48

-going to grow in here. You've started a new gardener.

-Oh, great.

0:43:480:43:51

-This will give you a great start, won't it?

-It's just fantastic.

0:43:510:43:54

-Mum and Dad have worked hard.

-Thank you, as well.

0:43:540:43:57

-I'm just glad you like it.

-Thank you.

0:43:590:44:02

Danny, another job well done.

0:44:020:44:05

-Thank you.

-Well done, Amy. Enjoy your new instant garden.

-I will.

0:44:050:44:09

Thank you very much.

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Amy wanted an easy-maintenance roof garden with character,

0:44:100:44:13

where she could wind down after a hard day's work.

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With this design, Danny and the team have created

0:44:160:44:19

a roll-up-and-go removable wonder,

0:44:190:44:21

bursting with colour, where this young

0:44:210:44:23

teacher can really relish her free time.

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Join us next time for another instant garden.

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In Basingstoke, Danny and the team transform a grey and windswept roof terrace into the cosy and colourful outdoor room of owner Aimee's dreams.


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