In the second episode of Love Your Garden, Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Manchester to turn a concrete patch of dismal cracked pavers and hard edges in to a beautiful classic cottage garden.
The transformation is for Salford-born identical twins 87-year-old Rita and Betty Mills. The twins have lived together in Salford for all of their lives, and since surviving some of the worst WWII bombings this country has seen, as lifelong parishioners of Salford Cathedral, they have never wavered in devoting their lives to helping others.
It was their friends and family from the cathedral who got in touch with the Love Your Garden production team. They felt that when the sisters moved to their new bungalow for health reasons, the one thing they really deserved and desperately needed was an outdoor space on their doorstep to match their own outgoing and sunny personalities.
Alan believes this was one of the worst gardens he had ever seen and therefore, could not resist the challenge. He and the team share all the tips and tricks that will help turn even the most modest of urban yards into a cottage style retreat.
Love Your Garden Episode 2 airs on Wednesday 5 July 2017 from 8.00pm on ITV.