In this episode we were greatly helped out by the volunteer fire service. These are ex-firemen who travel the world and help out whenever there are disasters, and this group of lads really went the distance in helping us get the job done.
Here’s a long shot of the garden to show you the amount of work going on - with cement, compost, tools, plants and people everywhere. There are times on every shoot when you look around and wonder if it will ever get finished but it always comes together in the end.
Plants are key in all of our gardens and we work hard to get all of the plants looking their best. Some nurseries deliver plants that are not quite in flower but that’s no good for us because we need the plants to look spectacular when the families come home.
It’s not all about the back garden though. Here we are at front of the house where the deliveries just kept coming and coming and coming. We do have to keep a measure of control to make sure that it doesn’t get too congested on the street.
Here you can see there are cameramen wherever you look on the shoot, always ready to catch the action - whether things are going right or not!
It’s quite a humbling and special moment to see the garden in its completed state as we all wait to see what the family think.
We had an incredible time making this garden and there is more behind the scenes blogs to come each week!