Get The Look – Episode 6 Tuesday 28th July 2015

Summerhouse/Playhouse/Shed Combi

summerhouseWe chose this fabulous multi functional building because we wanted space for Maggie to escape to, somewhere for the grandchildren to play in and an area to hide gardening tools. Malvern Timber Framed Buildings helped us to design this fabulous building, encompassing everything we wanted. There’s even a secret door for the children together – complete with an internal window…so Maggie can keep an eye on her grandchildren.

It is made out of pressure treated timber and they used cedar shingles to tile the roof and give it a mediterranean feel.

Malvern Timber Framed Buildings have a huge range of outdoor buildings…and if there isn’t anything that suits you, they are even able to create your very own bespoke building.

We finished off the building by painting it in a range of Farrow & Ball paint colours and by adding fabulous decorative, paintable shutters from Simply Shutters.

The Summerhouse/Playhouse/Shed combo retails at just £2983 – an absolute steal! For more information, please go to

For more info on paint and shutters, please look on our suppliers page.

Cretan Pots

cretan potsAlan wanted to get some stylish terracotta pots and urns for Maggie’s garden to really give a look of the mediterranean. The Terracotta Pot Company has the most beautiful range of Cretan terracotta pots and urns. Alan selected 3 large urns to place in the garden unplanted as a feature piece and they definitely looked show stopping.

The pots are made slowly with the larger ones taking several days to complete. The potter carefully adds height to the walls of each pot, then letting it dry, so allowing the finished height (up to a metre and beyond!) to be attained without the pot collapsing under its own weight!

They have a huge range of different sizes and styles starting from £48 for the small pots in Maggie’s garden for more info go to

olive-treesTo give Maggie’s garden the true mediterranean look, we couldn’t be without some mature olive trees. The pair are a real statement piece in her garden and will survive the Hull winter quite happily as Maggie’s garden is sheltered on all sides. We personalised the tree with lovely messages drawn onto hearts by Maggie’s friends and family. Villaggio Verde supply mature specimen olive trees of all shapes and sizes. They have everything you could possibly want; the best range of gnarly old and ancient olive trees right through to young Olive trees in wild or more formal styles.

The trees we selected retail at £475 each. For more information go to

Sahara Quartz Stone Cladding

sahara-quartz-stone-claddingTo hide the ugly concrete wall at Maggies’s and to make a feature of it, we used fantastic Norstone stone cladding. It’s a really quick way to completely change the look of a wall.

Norstone stone cladding Rock Panels are available in a selection of textures and four primary colors: the rustic, rugged appeal of Ochre Blend; the cool, subdued tones of Charcoal; the warm, mellow hues of Ivory Quartz; the sleek, contemporary styling of White Quartz and our new hot Sahara rock panels. The rock panels are handmade from  between 15 and 18 selected pieces of machine cut natural quartz  sedimentary rock and each panel is 100% unique in colour and design.

It costs from £75 per sq. m., which is much cheaper than building a new stone wall.

For more information please go to

Terracotta Tiles

terracotta tilesWe wanted to give an authentic look to the garden and so used Bradstone’s Tile Paving. It comes in 2 different shapes – square and diamond. We used both tiles near the house and just the square ones at the end of the garden to give a different look, but still retaining thee mediterranean look.

Its worn and weathered appearance, together with the rich and earthy terracotta shades call to mind the sun-drenched warmth of far-off climes. It is a fabulous surface to the garden which looks beautiful with the terracotta pots.

It retails from £55 per sq. m. For more information go to


42 comments on “Get The Look – Episode 6 Tuesday 28th July 2015

  1. just watched this episode again and it looks like very similar shape to my new build garden (which is very bare!!) is there anywhere I can get the dimensions so I can attempt something similar?

  2. i think it is just compacted sand, but would like to know for certain myself as this looks fab and much better than a plain paved pathway

  3. Loving the series.
    Also keen to know about the pencil cypresses please.
    How tall do they grow?
    Are they ok with full sun?

  4. every one is asking for the color / shade of paint on all the gardens, we are being told go to product suppliers but the make, suplliers and color’s are not on there

  5. Running off the terracotta paving there is like a sand path the pots sit on what’s it made of? What preparation is needed and does it last well?
    Kind regards
    Laura (derbyshire)

  6. Where did the pencil cypresses come from? And what is the variety of plant that looks like daisies in the summerhouse window boxes? Thanks!

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  8. Where can I find the metal names sign that was hung on the outside of the summer house? Thanks 🙂

  9. Hi, can you tell me what shade of farrow & ball paint was used on the exterior of the shed (the yellow)?

  10. Fabulous garden, best yet. What did you coat the messages with to protect them from the weather?

  11. In the children’s water feature there was a rail with water/bath toys! I’d love to know where they are from as we had some very similar as kids, my girl would love them! Thank you

  12. Hi!

    Where can you get the names that were put on the outside of the summer house?

    Thanks 🙂

  13. I have just looked online and you can buy the sandpits for £89 you have to put it together but such a brilliant idea. My mum has just ordered one for my children for their birthday. I would like to know where the coloured tubes came from if anyone knows.

  14. Can you please tell me where you can get the big name plate that was on love your garden on 28 july 2015. Name of her grandchildren name done in brass.

  15. The plans for the bespoke sand pit is a must, please pleas please, my grand kids would love this

  16. Love the water tubes and sandpit, can we have the link on how to make the sandpit and where did the colour tubes come from, they are brilliant !!

  17. Dear Alan – can you tell me the make/model of the sandpit so I can ask my mummy and daddy for one.


  18. The bespoke sandpit with fold-out kids’ benches was brilliant! Can you update this page and let us know how it was made? Or link to instructions. Thank you.

  19. Hi. I’d love to know where the coloured pipes etc came from to create the children’s water feature? What a great idea!

  20. Hi.
    Great show and a lovely finish.
    Can you tell me what and how the materials were mixed for the paving – it was a fab finish.
    Where would i get the materials from?
    Mike – Okehampton Devon.

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