Well, we all have an inner cheerfully accepting Cavalier, and it does battle with our gloomier Roundhead. A Day In the Life Monday, 8pm, Bio Can there be any businessperson more energetic than Richard Branson? This is not Downton Abbey where refined behaviour dictated the rules, jobs below stairs were sought after and everyone knew their place. Shortly before he fell ill with his stroke, Don had launched the Monty Don Project, a charity to help persistent offenders and drug addicts heal themselves by working the land. The more they gave of themselves the more they, and the viewer, got out of it. But it's not an easy task and there have been times when it all seemed nothing more than a pipe dream.
Their current garden is a building site, but armed with advice from Monty they attack the challenge head on. A visit to an inspirational pottery puts her back on track, but with so many choices can Valerie decide on the right ones? He was the first self-taught horticulturist presenter in the show's 36-year history, stepping down only after suffering a minor stroke. And Lady Colin Campbell author of Diana in Private and The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon seeks a butler for a one-off dinner party. Joshua and Emma Tutt are both in their 20s with an adorable three-year-old son, Noah. When you're planting what is a rock face.
Frankie Devereaux lives in a pretty cottage in the village of Bodenham just outside Hereford. Don has a twin sister, an elder brother David, and two other siblings. Her budget was minuscule so she was dependent on gifts and swaps from neighbours, friends and, increasingly, strangers. Neither garden is small, at least by my standards, but both couples have big plans. But the key that unlocked the door for them was to use their skills as artists to make a garden that was an artwork and they launched it with artist friends as a gallery opening. But there was an area covered in tarmac with double gates that opened onto a side road. The making of the gardens there and the subsequent loss of the house in the aftermath of the crash of their business was the subject of his first published book The Prickotty Bush.
These are ordinary people from every walk of life trying to make the garden of their dreams. In February 2013, a companion series, Monty Don's French Gardens, was broadcast. He then attended a state comprehensive school, the , in Hampshire. His 30-year marriage to American actress Patricia Neal produced five children. These are the ones asking me about the clothes that I garden in. I like that sort of initial wow factor, 0:34:05 0:34:10 I don't really have the patience for things to. Monty will need both his brains.
Anna Francis and Andrew Branscombe in Stoke had the tiniest space that one might class as a garden and it was initially a puzzle as to how on earth they were going to fit a fraction of their dreams into it. There was resistance to her help-yourself policy and it only worked when she put an honesty box by the gate and more people came forward. The next obvious question is, 0:08:13 0:08:15 you want to rip everything out, move things around, 0:08:15 0:08:18 you're digging holes, you're making decking - what's your budget? Here for the first time they talk about their extraordinary father and we get to see inside the family home, Gypsy House in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. He has lived near , Herefordshire, England since 1991. Don has a , on which he keeps 500 ewes, and where he is helped by one of his sons. The existing back garden was small and rather crowded. If you never try then you die wondering - and this holds for gardening as well as anything else.
In this film, made in 2009, award-winning director Leslie Woodhead — the man who made the first film of the Beatles performing in the Cavern Club in Liverpool — gathers stories of how the Fab Four contributed to undermining the Cold War enemy. Can Monty bring her closer to her fantasy? Frankie decided to spend the small amount of 'compensation money' on her garden to make it a place of beauty and fun that would reflect her sister's personality. As dusk falls, Branson, then 60, heads for the airport again and back to Europe on the red-eye special. But a few people take the plunge and make their dream a reality, even if their resources are limited. Well, we've done it again. That in itself would have been daunting for a team of blokes, let alone a slight, middle-aged mother with little hands-on experience. Both parents died in the 1980s.
Sally, an ex-Army officer, is a doer - and once the plan was laid and friends had been rounded up to help, Georgina had her sun-filled retreat. In December 2010, it was announced that Don would be returning to the programme as lead presenter for the 2011 series, replacing. But six years ago her sister Jane was killed in a tragic accident when a train hit her car on a level crossing. Archived from on 30 March 2008. With so many requirements from one small space, it feels their garden might burst at the seams. Now we all want to change our lives from time to time, but as often as not the moment passes ungrasped. Roosevelt gave Americans hope at last.
He is not quite the Mr McGregor of the books: real-life ancient gardeners wore mighty cords and moleskins, tweeds and flannels — and sacks if the weather was bad enough. Glen Crockford and Zoe Blythe-Lord's house in Old Sarum has a lovely view of Salisbury cathedral spire, but the rest of the garden falls away from the house like a cliff. When Andras rings a bell for their attention, the girls venture upstairs. Don had never received formal training as a gardener. The organic approach is most prominent in his 2003 book The Complete Gardener.
In 1989 Don moved to The Hanburies, a large country house in Herefordshire. He has listened to their plans, he has given them advice and he has rolled up his sleeves to help make their dreams come true. What starts as a whim can become an obsession Obviously, many of the dreams involved personal stories, and sometimes very sad ones. This time round I can assure you that the commitment is deep. Some gardens involved dramatic transformations. The couple then lived in Ufton Road, De Beauvoir where they made their first garden. On the south coast he is presented with a front garden ravaged by salty winds, and in Snowdonia he helps a mountainside garden stuck between a rockery and a hard place.
Most dreams are not rational. Although people had been prepared to give with great generosity, getting them to take the produce was much harder. He also travels to Pewsey, where former Army officer Sally is converting a tarmac and rubble-covered area into a cosy, wildlife-friendly haven for her daughters. I think we could do something interesting. Both of his paternal grandparents were Scottish, through whom he is descended from botanist and the family of , inventors of a brand of marmalade in 1797. But in this series, I want to show that 0:01:24 0:01:28 money isn't everything, and size really doesn't matter. They live in the village of Findon, near Worthing, where Joshua works as a jobbing gardener.