British couple's incredible technicolor garden goes 'viral' for its beauty

Must See 17/07/2019

Using up to 4,000 plants around their home, UK pensioners Michael and Patricia have become an internet sensation and have been hailed as having one of the best, most colourful gardens in the United Kingdom.

The couple have lived in their little cottage for over 40 years and have both worked together to create their masterpiece garden.

Each year Michael orders in plug plants from the Channel Island of Jersey and grows some of his blossoms by seed.

He pricks and pots plants in his six-foot by eight-foot greenhouse in the back garden. The couple, who have four grandchildren, say their passion for gardening blossomed because they 'don't smoke or drink'.

Michael, who is a retired carpenter, said there have been more flowers in the garden previously - and spend several hundred pounds a year on their hobby.

In any one week I can be potting on up to 1,000 of the plug plants ready to go in.

"In the past the baskets have practically covered the whole front of the bungalow and it's nearly impossible to find the front door to get in."

"We lived in a flat before and a house without a garden after that. So when we moved to Pill and had our first garden we wanted to make the most of it."

When we came the garden was just bushes and shrubs and stones and we wanted to change that.

The couple have 'lost count' of the number of hanging baskets and tubs on the property, which has won countless awards.

The back garden is just as impressive and includes bushes shaped as a cat, bear and even a tortoise.