GALLERY: Alan Titchmarsh helps to transform Wisbech home of former soldier who lost a leg in Afghanistan

PUBLISHED: 17:15 28 July 2014 | UPDATED: 22:38 28 July 2014

Love Your Garden make over, Wisbech.

Love Your Garden make over, Wisbech.

Archant

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has transformed the garden of a former Wisbech soldier who lost a leg on his last tour of Afghanistan.

Alan TitchmarshAlan Titchmarsh

The ITV Love Your Garden team spent five days in Barton Road working at home of Luke Simpson and his family.

Whilst the family were away, the crew moved in and their mission – which included a designer patio and a cottage style shed-, was accomplished. The show will air on August 12.

Mr Simpson was in the Royal Engineers when he was injured in an explosion three years ago and has had to rebuild his life and health with the support of his wife Jackie.

After the incident he was flown to a hospital in Birmingham where he had to have his left leg amputated.

A spokesman for the show said: “He’s always been a keen gardener but since the incident he’s struggled to get the head start he needs to create the cottage garden of his dreams. So Alan and the team rise to the challenge.”

The team spent long days working at the couple’s home and at night stayed at the Rose and Crown Hotel in Wisbech.

Love Your Garden was first broadcast in 2011 but since the second series has worked on transforming the gardens of people described as “deserving them the most”.

In the Wisbech episode Alan spent time filming at Peckover House and gave a master class on the rose.

Co presenter Frances Tophill reveals the key design elements for a cottage style garden, Katie Rushworth tells us how to make the most out of cut flowers, and David Domoney gives hints and tips on how to maintain the perfect lawn.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:28

As I come to the end of my year as mayor, I have been asked to help establish whether or not there is any truth in the story that one of Ernest Shepard’s illustrations for the Wind in the Willows has links with Ely’s historic courthouse.

Yesterday, 13:28

Britain keeps its promises, particularly to those most in need. For 10 years, our commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of our national income on aid has been testament to that, and featured in all the major political party manifestos running up to the last general election.

Yesterday, 10:28

Yet another election! This time of a local nature to appoint the “£770 million mayor” (Ely Standard April 20).

Yesterday, 07:28

Gaul Road junction with the A141 March bypass has a bad reputation for accidents...but, there is nothing wrong with the junction if used correctly.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter