Episode 8 of Series 9 “Love Your Garden” aired on the 12th November 2019 on ITV1, and this week Alan and his team set off to Birmingham to surprise Georgie Moseley - the founder of Britain's first cancer drop-in centre - with a stunning Ibizan-style hideaway garden and a beautiful outdoor paradise for the cancer drop-in centre she set-up and runs.
Georgie had certainly had her share of heartache when she lost her 11-year old son, Harry to cancer, 8 years ago, and her neglected triangular garden was a misshapen mess void of all features and represented the turmoil and darkness of her life in recent years since the loss of her son. Her garden had always known as ‘Harry’s garden’ – so Alan’s design centred around ensuring he still had a real presence there.
So, in spite of the awful weather, the team set to work to let some sunlight in and provide somewhere Georgie could be alone with Harry and remember the happy memories. The Mediterranean holiday-inspired garden they created is now a place where she can try to recreate her happy memories of her son on holiday in Ibiza and help Georgie chill out, take time to remember and feel close to happy times.
Here are some of the photos of this beautiful Mediterranean haven: perfect for unwinding, socialising and contemplation with chillout zone and elegant Mediterranean-style water feature.
School's out for summer and we have some great ideas for fishy fun, in-store and out, to keep the kids occupied during the long summer holidays. Our stores are also teeming with some fantastic pond plants that are starting to show off their stunning flowers - perfect for adding some late summer colour, attracting wildlife and helping to eradicate unwanted algae.
Occasional use of an Activa Block is a fantastic way to give your aquarium water a polish and remove any chemical residues without having to faff about placing it within your filter. It can be added or removed in seconds, making it easy to use in rotation with any additives that you don’t want taken out of your aquarium water, and it’s a great back up for those rare but stressful occasions where unusual measures are needed.
Given the length of time that they’ve been prized as pets, it’s not surprising that Fancy goldfish are available in a range of shapes and colours. Some, such as this Panda oranda seen recently at our Shrewsbury branch, are more rarely seen than others due to the difficulties in breeding fish with stable colouration. Caught mid-yawn, this fish is also demonstrating the mouthparts that are so efficient at grubbing through the sand for food and munching on delicate plants.