Loving your Garden and Loving a Bank Holiday
What else can be better after a long and busy week than remembering that there’s a Bank Holiday on the upcoming Monday. This additional day off opens up many possibilities, maybe you had a plan to do some house work, or go even better – out for a lovely meal!
There are many opportunities available, even if your plan is just to relax and enjoy your free time and catch up on your box sets! While we’re on the subject of TV shows, it is worth mentioning that our product has made an appearance this week on the popular TV show – Love your Garden, presented by Alan Titchmarsh.
ecodek® is a low maintenance, slip resistant, solid, composite decking, which was ideal to use for an older couple who had their old garden transformed into a new beautiful look. Lovely Irene McCarthy has been avid charity supporter and since 2015, Irene has raised more than £75,000 for the Llandough Hospital Breast Cancer Fund. She also created a Facebook page to use as an online charity shop where people can donate items, which are later sold by Irene and all money raised is purely for charity.
When Alan Titchmarsh turned up in her doorstep, Irene told him that she’d love a garden that she can relax in and treat it as a memorial to her three sons, who tragically passed away.
When we were approached by the production company, Spun Gold TV, requesting some ecodek® we were more than happy to donate the material for such a worthwhile cause.
Alan and his team came up with a stunning design using areas radiating from a central focal point, while separating the areas of the garden by usage, also brought the whole thing together.
Providing a solid level surface to minimise trips and slips, the low slip, ecodek® Heritage woodgrain effect boards were was the perfect base to link all the areas of the garden. We even got in on the act and travelled to Cardiff to visit the site, and Marketing Manager Fliss can be seen, if fleetingly, on the show with her trusty paintbrush in hand!
Irene and Malcolm McCarthy can now relax in their beautiful, peaceful garden, remembering those they have lost. I’m sure during the Bank Holiday, Irene might even take a short break from her charity work to sit down and just relax in the beauty of it. If you got some time spare, it is worth catching up with as not only it’s a great show, but also seeing the transformation of the gardens can be breath taking, just like it was with Irene’s McCarthy garden. However if you prefer a quick summary of this Love your Garden episode, you can read it up on the following Love your Garden blog post.