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Love Your Garden

  • Episode: 

    2 of 8

  • Title: 

    The Estick Family
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 01 Jul 2014
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    7.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 27 2014 : Sat 28 Jun - Fri 04 Jul
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The new series of the hit gardening show continues as Alan Titchmarsh and his team transform unloved back yards into stunning oases. This week Alan comes to the aid of a family who were able to move on from the tragic loss of their young son by founding a charity to support other bereaved families. Their large plot has become overgrown and underused so  while Alan changes it into the garden of their dreams he's helped by David Domoney, who shows how to tackle a towering leylandii hedge, Frances Tophill who creates a beautiful kitchen garden and Katie Rushworth who plants a new mixed flowering hedge.
Five years ago Claire and Ian Estick were a happy family with two young boys. But tragedy struck when their youngest son, 23-month-old Daniel, died in hospital from septicaemia. Devastated by their loss, the family returned home with only their memories of Daniel and prints of his hands and feet. Determined to ease the suffering of other parents in a similar situation the couple  started a charity which gives out hand crafted boxes that can be filled with photos and personal items, becoming a much needed focus for the bereaved in the days, weeks and months after a loss. But running the charity and fund-raising mean that caring for their large L shaped garden has had to take a back seat.
The garden is currently a confused mix of children's play equipment, a broken down greenhouse and a few significant but overgrown shrubs and trees. So having seen the state it’s in for himself  and then packed the couple off for a few days, Alan sets about transforming it into four distinct but linked areas that will give this inspirational family an entertaining area, kitchen garden, tranquil seating area and enough lawn to still enjoy a kick about.