The Hills of Herefordshire – and a lot of Welsh water!

This week Alan and his team of horticultural helpers transform a bare and unfriendly space into a wildlife filled paradise.

Alan with Rhyanne and Mike Nixon

Alan with Rhyanne and Mike Nixon

Bubbly Rhyanne Nixon has been confined to a wheelchair by Motor Neurone Disease. This outgoing lady and her family have moved to a small bungalow where the garden is dominated by a large wooden viewing platform that she cannot access.

She also loves her wildlife and as a former holistic practitioner would enjoy a garden filled with colour and smells. So her friends and family have asked Alan to help enrich her life by giving her the garden of her dreams.

Alan and the men from Dwr Cymru

Alan and the men from Dwr Cymru

Once the family have been sent away Alan and the team can get to work. He wants to create a wildlife friendly environment centred around a large, newly dug pond. But filling it with water is only the first challenge that David Domoney faces.

Looking after the planting is the responsibility of Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill. They create borders filled with Rhyanne’s favourite flowers and smells. And it’s Alan’s job to turn the muddy pond into an oasis of colour and interest ready to attract a host of different species into the garden.

When Rhyanne returns, will the garden be everything she hoped for? Tune in Tuesday 30th July to find out! ITV1 8pm Love Your Garden.

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By alantitchmarsh