Love Your Garden - Get The Look
Hedges Direct are proud to be partners to ITV's 'Love Your Garden', the garden makeover show for some of the UK's most deserving people and communities. Here we showcase the products used in the show in this and previous seasons to help you to 'get the look' for your garden.
Hedges Direct and Love Your Garden - A Growing Partnership
Hedges Direct, have been proud suppliers to ITV's Love Your Garden for a number of years helping to transform the gardens of some of the most deserving homeowners and communities / groups in the UK. As the UK's premier online hedging supplier, Hedges Direct were first approached in 2013 by the programme makers enquiring about our special Instant Hedging range to create a space with immediate impact. We provided some beautiful mature Cherry Laurel hedging which was perfect for the garden in question and the relationship with the team blossomed from there.
The partnership has continued to grow to new strengths over the years and we've helped the team create stunning gardens in every season since. Below are some of the plants featured in previous seasons' garden makeovers, however our collaboration hasn't stopped there - we are excited to confirm that we will once again be helping the team in the new upcoming season of Love Your Garden! Which plants? Well - you'll just have to watch to find out!
Season 11 - Eco-inspired Kitchen Garden in Salford
In episode 6 of the new season, (programme air date Tuesday 26th October 21), Alan and the team take 'green' to a whole new level with an 'eco-inspired kitchen garden', focusing on how some of the everyday things we throw away can actually be recycled and re-used in our gardens to great effect! Coupled with planting that not only provides flowers but also food, this quirky but quaint kitchen garden perfectly reflects the community hero, Margaret Mary, for whom it's created.
The garden was designed to be environmentally friendly and organic with a focus on natural shapes not straight edges and with a combination of edible and ornamental plants. The aim was to make the garden an attractive space but also a useful one that would aid Margaret in her community kitchen endeavours. To assist the team with this planting scheme Hedges Direct provided Rosemary and Bay Laurel for edible, culinary plants and a selection of evergreen Ilex crenata topiary balls which added to the overall rounded aesthetic of the garden. Ilex crenata was selected for the topiary as it is similar to Box (Buxus sempervirens) but is hardier and doesn't suffer from blight, which is why it is becoming incredibly popular!
For more information on this episode and the plants featured, read our Hedges Direct Support Love Your Garden blog post!
Hedges Direct provided a number of plants for this season - see if you can spot them! Our strawberry plants are currently out of season but we'll have fresh stock of these hardy, super-fruiting perennials in spring.
Plants supplied in previous seasons
Since first supplying Cherry Laurel hedging in 2013, Love Your Garden has continued to be supported by Hedges Direct with a range of plants from Ivy Screens to Lavender and several varieties of hedging, both instant and potted. To view some of the products used, click on the links below.
Don't forget, our sales team are available for queries on any of the plants supplied to the show. Call 01257 263 873 to speak to one of our friendly sales advisors for expert advice and guidance.
Love Your Garden NHS Special - 22nd May 2018
On Tuesday May 22 2018, the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, an extremely special episode of the show aired as part of ITV's line up of dedicated programmes to celebrate 70 years of the NHS. In this programme we saw a stunning selection of trees and plants donated by Hedges Direct, form part of an exceptionally unique garden at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. The garden was dedicated to the bravery, positivity, and memory of all those affected by the attack a year earlier, many of whom were children and were treated at the hospital at the time and for many months afterwards.
It was a space much needed at the hospital, which is the largest single site children's hospital in England which had no designated garden at all, leaving patients, families and staff without an area for respite. Their letters prompted the Love Your Garden team to plan and create this space which was larger than all their other domestic gardens in the series put together. It was created as a tribute to the positive spirit of the people of Manchester and also as a wonderful multi-functional space in which children and their families can find a relaxing, beautiful haven to enjoy and heal.
Hedges Direct donated a number of plants for the garden including large Box Topiary Balls and Box Instant Hedging Troughs along with some striking Pleached Hornbeam Trees. Grown with a long clear stem and branches trained onto a framework, pleached trees are also known as 'Hedging on Stilts' and grow to form high level screening providing areas of shade on sunny, warm days. We also supplied some elegant White Barked Birch Trees (Betula utilis 'Doorenbos' also known as jacquemontii 'Snow Queen') in a large 70L pot and a species of Japanese Sedge Grass (Carex oshimensis 'Everillo') which were bespoke items sourced just for this garden. To enquire about these two particular products contact our sales team on 01257 263 873
Click the links below to view products similar to those used for this very special garden!
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