Huge Thank You To Ace Liftaway

ace-liftaway-logoThank you so much to everyone at Ace Liftaway, they have been a fantastic help in this 2016 series of Love your Garden. Located in Hampshire, Ace Liftaway quickly and efficiently provided skips to help us with our most recent garden project. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and had a friendly and hardworking team.

Visit their website at www.aceliftaway.co.uk for a fast and easy company who provide everything from wheelie bins and Loos, to Roll on/Roll off containers and skips.

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By alantitchmarsh

Yves Delorme Providing French Luxury

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A huge thank you to Yves Delorme for bringing some Je Ne Sais Quoi to our garden the other week! The monogrammed Bath Robes and Towels they provided for our garden in Hampshire were truly stunning – and really helped give Rosie and her family a real taste of French luxury.

Yves Delorme were lovely to work with – clearly endorsing their reputation as a high-quality, established brand.

Discover The World of Yves Delorme with their online platforms: Bed & Bath Linens, Accessories, Down, Fragrance …luxury products from traditional French savoir-faire.

uk.yvesdelorme.com

By alantitchmarsh

Get Herbilicious

herbilicious_logoOn this week’s show we were lucky enough to have fresh herbs donated to us by Vitacress Herbs, the leading supplier to the UK market.

Vitacress’ website www.lovefreshherbs.co.uk is the place to go to for recipes and inspiration for enjoying fresh herbs. Fresh herbs are a kitchen essential and can turn the simplest meal into something exciting and special, providing that extra character that brings other ingredients into balance. They add natural flavour, aroma, texture and colour to all your culinary creations.

Each herb brings a unique flavour to a dish and cooking with fresh herbs couldn’t be easier. So whether you’re looking to perk up your smoothies, give lunches a boost, or put the finishing touches to your favourite evening meal, visit www.lovefreshherbs.co.uk for all the top tips and advice for making every day herbilicious.

By alantitchmarsh

The Best Tool For The Job – Is A Burgon & Ball Tool!

The team working on the 2016 series of Love Your Garden has once again enjoyed using high quality stainless steel tools from Burgon & Ball in garden projects across the country. This is the fifth series for which the Sheffield-based manufacturer has supplied tools and accessories, and the team still loves them. The tools are certainly put through their paces during the filming – and they don’t disappoint!

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This year the Love Your Garden team has used Burgon & Ball digging forks and spades, Groundbreaker spades, hand tools, pruning knives, Ground Master multi tools, Kneelo kneelers and rakes. In addition, a selection of watering cans, retro enamel giftware, trugs, plant labels, and more besides have been featured in the gardens. Many of the tools are endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society, possibly the highest gardening accolade.

Burgon & Ball started manufacturing cast steel shears in Sheffield’s industrial heartland in 1730 and has exceptional expertise in steelmaking. This expertise makes all the difference when it comes to quality, since many of a product’s most important attributes only emerge when a tool is used. It means that Burgon & Ball can ensure an edge tool cuts beautifully – not just when it’s brought home from the shop, but months and years down the line, too.

In recent years Burgon & Ball has won some major industry awards for design and innovation with its tools and accessories; ideas like the Weed Slice, the Razor Hoe and the Poc-kit gardener’s utility belt.

All in all, Burgon & Ball offers a brilliant combination of expertise, design and quality, making these tools the perfect choice to tackle the challenges faced by the Love Your Garden team!

By alantitchmarsh

A Huge Thank You To WoodblocX

WoodblocXWoodblocX donated two raised beds for Maggie Simkiss’ Croatian inspired garden, featured in episode six. Assembled by the on-site team, the beds were placed alongside the gorgeous pencil cypress trees and English lavender to create a stunning display.

WoodblocX kits are simple to build, family-friendly and will last for 20 years or more. As there is no heavy lifting or sharp tools needed helpers of all ages can get involved too, so you could have a garden as wonderful as Maggie’s in no time at all!

WoodblocX are available exclusively online, browse the different kit selections or design you own! If your design is complicated or you need some help, WoodblocX offers a free design service. www.WoodblocX.co.uk

By alantitchmarsh

Protek Wood Stain

Revolving Vantage SummerhouseOur friends at Protek have supplied most of the paint and treatment for every series of Love Your Garden and we are so grateful for their generosity. They are a small family run firm, who produce wood stain and treatments in a huge range of colours. There is no need to have a boring shed or fence when you can have Protek!!!

For episode 7, they supplied us with Somerset Blue, Mendip Mist and Cornish Cream paint – incredibly for Enid and Robbie’s garden in the west country!!!

It’s not just exterior paint they do – there is a large range of interior colours plus natural stains to preserve and enhance your timber.

Please visit their website and check out the full range available

www.protekwoodstain.co.uk

By alantitchmarsh

Thank You Black Dog of Wells

IMG_2879Black Dog of Wells, the designers of handmade decorative terracotta wall plaques very kindly donated some beautiful tiles for our idyllic Croatian dream garden in Hull.

The tiles were displayed around the garden; on the walls and tucked in to Maggie’s brand new shelving. The beautiful designs reflected Maggie’s love of animals; including her favourite butterflies! As well as reflecting the sunny Mediterranean theme running throughout.

IMG_2881The company who are based in Wells, Somerset craft a range of unique and personal tiles out of clay for decoration in gardens and homes around the country. Philippa Threlfall, the designer creates a variety of popular designs, whilst also offering a personalised service where you can make them your own!

For more information on where to find these products, see: www.blackdogofwells.com

By alantitchmarsh

Thank You Macmillan & NHS Trust

A MASSIVE thank you to Macmillan who nominated Maggie and who tirelessly care and support people affected by cancer. For more info or to find out how you can help them, please go to www.macmillan.org.uk

Also Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust who helped us set up Maggie’s surprise and finally, the Croatian National Tourist board who supplied images for the programme.

By alantitchmarsh

Trompe L’oeil

During the programme this week Frances was tasked with creating a special kind of outdoor mural called a Trompe L’oeil. A Trompe L’oeil is a landscape painting (either painted directly onto a garden wall or hung on one) which tricks the eye into believing the image is real and you are actually looking a stunning view of the countryside instead of a blank wall!

Trompe L’oeil artist, Anna Starling, kindly provided Frances with some top tips and tricks of the trade. Anna is the creative force behind “Mural Design”. For more information about Anna and her work please visit http://www.muraldesign.co.uk/

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We saw several other fine examples of this imaginative form of Art during the show including designs by Michaela Kelly (http://www.art-by-kelly.co/) and Gordon Collett (http://www.muralartist.co.uk/)

By alantitchmarsh