Series 1 Episode 2 Garden

GARDEN 2 018In this episode, the team are in Ealing, south London, where they’ve taken on a small garden with a big problem.

GARDEN 2 IMG_3004James Briercliffe and Sophie Bates have just got engaged…and bought their first house.  But their love affair has yet to reach their back garden.  It’s only 8m by 4m.

Not only that, it’s on two levels with a 1m drop and looks like it’s been neglected for years.  The question is, how do you make a tiny garden look and feel bigger?  And on a budget of just £1,200?

JamGARDEN 2 023France as it’s where they met and like the notion of a Mediterranean garden…but Alan’s worried it’s too much of a cliché.

So he tasks the team to think outside of the continental box to come up with some ingenious ideas – one of which is to super-size what goes into the small garden…

James and Sophie’s Plant List:

  • Echeveria and Daisylirion
    Echeveria and Dasylirion

    Red capsicum

  • Yellow capsicum
  • Mixed herbs
  • Lavandula ‘Hidcote’
  • Iris
  • Dasylirion
  • Agave Americana
    Agave Americana

    Agave americana

  • Standard bay tree
  • Standard olive tree
  • Pittosporum tobira ‘Variegatum’
  • Lemon tree
  • Fatsia Japonica
    Fatsia Japonica

    Fatsia japonica

  • Campanula
  • Sedum
  • Echeveria