Get The Look – Episode 3 Tuesday 07th July 2015

SOLARDOME POD – Solardome Industries Ltd £7680
TimberTech Earthwood EasyClean Silver Maple Composite Decking – Greensquares Products Ltd £68.45
Aqua Globe Water Feature – Aqua Globe £995
Automower 330X – Husqvarna £2575
Silcon Thin coat 15 Render – K Rend £6.30 sq metre

SOLARDOME POD – Solardome Industries Ltd £7680

With this garden we really wanted to give it a modern feel, and you couldn’t get more modern than this award-winning geodesic dome from Solardome Industries. As Cornwall has one of the most famous geodesic domes in the world and with the garden based in Cornwall, this was the perfect location to gain influence from the Eden Project down the road.

This POD dome looks so good that it is a great focal point in the garden and it’s practical too. Each glass dome that Solardome Industries produce is engineered using the finest British-made materials and latest indoor growing know-how. Chris and the family can take full advantage of the advanced shape to maximize solar exposure all year round and with Cornwall being one of the sunniest counties in the Britain, this is perfect for Chris to expand on his garden skills. The Solardome guys who came to construct the dome were great too. The entire dome took just over a day to have up and running for us to use. The only thing we had to provide was the level concrete base for the POD to attach too.

These geodesic domes come in a white colour as standard however; you can ask the nice people at Solardome Industries to powder coat the dome in colour of your choice. We went for a dark colour so there was a contrast in colours from the raised beds.

If you want to know more about what Solardome Industries can offer please go to their website www.solardome.co.uk

SOLARDOME POD – Solardome Industries Ltd £7680

solardome-pod

 

TimberTech Earthwood EasyClean Silver Maple Composite Decking – Greensquares Products Ltd £68.45

As we used grey linear paving in this garden we wanted a product that would complement the paving. The Earthwood EasyClean Silver Maple composite decking from TimberTech was the perfect choice for this. With its clean sleek look it really does shout modern living. As well as looking fantastic this product has a greater life span compared to its wooden rivals and has little to no maintenance, another plus as the Finney’s have three young children to entertain and a garden centre to run. This capped composite decking comes with authentic graining to give it that natural hardwood style but is scratch, stain and fade resistant – it even comes with a 25 year warranty. This decking can handle anything you or nature can throw at it – whether you spill wine or BBQ stains get onto the decking, a simple wipe clean and the decking looks new again. The other added benefit of composite is there are no splinters for anyone especially for the little ones.

As with any type of decking the first stage was to make a framework for the boards to sit upon. This was simple to do and did not take up too much time. Once the framework was prepared the boards went down rapidly using a neat hidden fastener system to achieve that modern clean look that we wanted. TimberTech were so kind that they gave us enough boards to enable us to make the seating, a table and even the ball pits out of the decking, which finished the area with a unified feel.

To find out more about TimberTech and get a FREE Sample please go to their website www.timbertechuk.co.uk

TimberTech Earthwood EasyClean Silver Maple Composite Decking – Greensquares Products Ltd £68.45 per sqm

Timbe-Tech-Earthwood-EasyClean

 

Aqua Globe Water Feature – Aqua Globe £995

We all like the relaxing sound of water in a garden and here at Love Your Garden we wanted to find something a little different when it came to our water feature. Aqua Globe produces these beautiful acrylic spheres which break the mould in ornamental water features. With this spherical water feature the strong straight lines of the raised beds contrast but complement each other with their modern style. Aqua Globe do provide the reservoir casing if you so wish but here at Love Your Garden we wanted to give the Finney family something a bit more funky. We used a concrete drainage ring to house the reservoir and topped it off with a metal disc, which when put together looks stunningly modern.

This water feature will act as a good focal point for the Finney family when they are enjoying their garden sat in the decking area or even on their new patio. With the added metal plaque for that personal touch this contemporary sphere sits incredibly well within its environment.

Aqua Globe can do the same as this acrylic sphere in granite or even steel and they can come in a range of sizes. We went for the 600m diameter globe for this garden and the fun doesn’t stop there; for that extra bit of design flare the globe lights up at night.

If you wish to know more about this product and what Aqua Globe can offer, please go to their website www.aquaglobe.co.uk

Aqua Globe Water Feature – Aqua Globe £995

Aqua-Globe-Water

 

Automower 330X – Husqvarna £2575

Modern life is getting faster paced and finding time for one’s self is decreasing and when you do find yourself with time to spare you don’t want to spend it mowing your grass. Chris and Liz are caught up in this modern life running a garden centre and then looking after three children. This is where Husqvarna stepped up to the challenge and produced the Automower 330X. This robotic mower takes on all the hard work of keeping the lawn looking sharp without any supervision. This little mower can mow during any weather and can tackle rough terrain and slopes up to 45%.

The mower was installed by a friendly Husqvarna engineer after we had prepared the ground. A sensory wire was put all the way around the circumference of the lawn area, which you cannot see. This wire tells the mower not to go outside of this area and when the mower meets an obstacle it stops and redirects itself. You can even tell the mower what to do with your phone. The mower has a weather timer that adjusts the mowing to match the growth speed of your lawn and you can adjust the height of your own grass length manually or electrically. The Finney family will never have an excuse for not mowing the grass now and having a fantastic lawn.

To find out more of what Husqvarna can offer in the gardening world, please go to their website www.husqvarna.com

Automower 330X – Husqvarna £2575

Automower-330X

Silicone Thin coat 15 Render – K Rend £6.30 sq metre

Futuristic and modern was the feel for this episode and we thought with its clean lines and smooth look this silicone render was spot on. Chris and Liz both have busy lives and having a low maintenance garden was key. There are many benefits for having raised beds in a garden, good drainage, you can control the soil type more easily, you can bring plants up to a different level, and the most important in this garden, the little ones cannot walk through you flower beds.

The raised beds were made into L shapes to help frame the garden and to add that geometric design to the space. The beds were constructed using dense breeze blocks which you can get from any good building supplier. A rough coat of render was applied to the block with beading mess to help the top coat from cracking and bonding. The top coat is a silicone ready to use organic resin render which provides a low maintenance textured finish, and it looks stunning in this garden. You do not need to paint this render as it comes in the fresh white colour. As we used white we did have to waterproof the internal walls to stop water marks coming through the block. As you can see K-rend did a beautiful job with these raised beds and the contemporary look really does set the tone for this modern garden.

To find out on this product and what K-rend can offer, please visit their website www.k-rend.co.uk

Silicone Thin coat 15 Render – K Rend £6.30 sq metre

Silicone-Thin-coat

TimberTech Earthwood EasyClean Silver Maple Composite Decking – Greensquares Products Ltd £68.45

As we used grey linear paving in this garden we wanted a product that would complement the paving. The Earthwood EasyClean Silver Maple composite decking from TimberTech was the perfect choice for this. With its clean sleek look it really does shout modern living. As well as looking fantastic this product has a greater life span compared to its wooden rivals and has little to no maintenance, another plus as the Finney’s have three young children to entertain and a garden centre to run. This capped composite decking comes with authentic graining to give it that natural hardwood style but is scratch, stain and fade resistant – it even comes with a 25 year warranty. This decking can handle anything you or nature can throw at it – whether you spill wine or BBQ stains get onto the decking, a simple wipe clean and the decking looks new again. The other added benefit of composite is there are no splinters for anyone especially for the little ones.

As with any type of decking the first stage was to make a framework for the boards to sit upon. This was simple to do and did not take up too much time. Once the framework was prepared the boards went down rapidly using a neat hidden fastener system to achieve that modern clean look that we wanted. TimberTech were so kind that they gave us enough boards to enable us to make the seating, a table and even the ball pits out of the decking, which finished the area with a unified feel.

To find out more about TimberTech and get a FREE Sample please go to their website www.timbertechuk.co.uk

28 comments on “Get The Look – Episode 3 Tuesday 07th July 2015

  1. Hi just wanted to know where you got the large concrete pipe that you planted the bamboo in and how much they cost.

    • Hi james.. not sure of your area but I live in leeds and gibbs & dandy builders merchants ( 0113 – 2556921 ) sell chamber rings, if there’s a Gibbs & dandy near you then they should be able to get 1 for you from the leeds pudsey branch to your local branch nearest to you, worth checking out.. hope this helps 😆 x

    • Hello James. The concrete rings we used in the show came from a company called Keyline. This was a builders merchants near by the garden. However, you can source these large drainage pipes from any large building merchant across the country. The ones used in the show for the planters were 900×500 and cost £40 ex VAT. They do weigh quite a bit around 500KG. Hope that helps

    • Hello Liz, I am guessing you are talking about the silver play mulch we used around the ball pit? If so, this came from a company called playbark.com
      They do a range of rubber play bark in all sorts of colours. They are a very friendly company and provide a great service.

    • Hello Phil, Are you talking about the cylinder clipped Bays? If so their Latin name is Laurus nobilis. We used a wholesale nursery called Evergreens Exterior services LTD based near Croydon. They do delivery nationwide and the plants cost around £125 each.

    • Hello Anna, thank you for watching the show. The boards used for the ball pit were spare composite decking boards from TimberTech. The silver mulch around the ball pit was from a company called playbark.com

  2. Hello – I was watching the latest Love your Garden tonight 7th.
    Sorry but I did not like this at all.
    It was very square, white and clinical.

  3. Hi. Where did you get the hydroponics system from? I am a keen grower of plants and vegetables from seed and would love to give this a try. Thanks

  4. Hi, there were some yew tree hedges used in this show that I think were used to cover the shed, I’d love to get the same thing to cover my garage but can only seem to find really thick yew tree hedges, any idea where they were from?

    • Hello. The Yew hedging came from a company called Hedges direct. You can easily find them online and they have range of instant hedging for you.

  5. Good afternoon, I enjoyed yet another episode. Where did you get the Concrete slabs used for the stepping stones. I have searched the Travis Perkins website but was unable to find them. many thanks

  6. Hi,

    Can you tell me please where the bambo trees came from, I think they were used at the bottom of the garden to create privacy.

    The garden transformation was amazing.

  7. Could you give list of plants used in the raised white bed in the picture above please, just started doing my garden in my first house, looks brilliant. Thank you.

  8. I love the garden this week the planting was lovely the space was totally transformed.
    Please could you tell me where did the kids climbing frame come from?
    Thank you

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