Dry Spell Gardening

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Series 1 · Episode 6

Television presenter Leah McLeod and her music exec hubby, Mark Flynn, have lived in their weatherboard home with daughter Scarlett for eight months. While they’ve spent time and money getting comfy inside… the backyard is unloved and unused. Right now it’s more like a mozzie infested bog than an oasis. The couple is hoping that Brendan can come up with a design that will draw them outside into the garden instead of avoiding it like the plague. They want a garden that not only survives dry times but has enough wow power to stimulate five year old Scarlett’s wild imagination. Top on their list of priorities is an entertaining space, a better connection with the existing deck, a veggie patch to help them become a bit more self-sufficient, a solution to their mozzie misfortune and a way of capturing and storing rainwater. Leah is no stranger to makeovers (she was previously host of the series DIY Rescue) but wants more out of her garden and she’d like Brendan to push the envelope with his design. Their garden is packed with potential and they want Brendan to make it work.

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Posted by ChanelleReport
FANTASTIC - Love the Colour, Structure, and the Playground ... I LOVE THIS, Ep 1 and Esp 2 .... just FANTASTIC ....
Posted by LynReport
Brendon Moars designs always bring me to tears of inspirational joy every time I watch this program. I used to be in a 3 acre garden that was part of the 'open garden scheme of victoria' and after a divorce and a back injury I built a smaller house 6 years ago in a new estate. The garden is still a stark empty space and I devour gardening shows like a woman possessed!! I am an artist by trade and Brendons use of colour, shape & line is awesome.
This show is always amazing - thank you so much for so many exciting, creative concientious design ideas. Although I will probably never get to actually create a garden like these the show brings me immense pleasure.
This garden of Leahs & Marks was extra special in a million ways. Congratulations!!!