Watch: Stunning garden created in Gislingham with the help of Youtube
PUBLISHED: 17:16 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:16 27 September 2018
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A 26-year-old Suffolk man, with no previous experience of gardening, has created a stunning garden at his home with the help of video sharing platform YouTube.
Ross Lee was a novice gardener when he set about transforming the garden at his home in Gislingham 10 months ago.
When Mr Lee moved home to a new build property he was left with a blank canvas to work on.
“I just wanted to design it to be less boring than lawn,” said Mr Lee, “ideas just kept popping into my head.”
However, until moving to his new home Mr Lee had never grown anything successfully.
Like many young people he turned to social media to help him with his quest.
“I’ve taken inspiration from YouTube and going through the garden centre to see which plants I like.”
As his garden progressed he returned to the platform as well as Instagram to update his audience on how the garden was progressing.
Over the months, Mr Lee began designing and planting up his space with a variety of colourful and exciting plants. It took time for Ross to get it exactly how he wanted.
“I must have swapped it around 100 times,” said Mr Lee.
The garden has become somewhat of an oasis for the Mr Lee who particularly likes the room space towards the end of the garden: “I wanted a room where I am surrounded by plants.”
Mr Lee is passionate about sharing his garden with people.
“I’d like to help people who are ill, who have a serious illness. So they can just come down and relax and enjoy the garden and just take their mind off their worries.
“I’m glad that as it has progressed it has helped other people.”
Next year his garden will be featured in the yellow book for the National Open Garden Scheme.
The long-running scheme see thousands of gardeners up and down the country open their homes up to the general public to show off their stunning designs.
Mr Lee’s ambitions are to go one step further, however, as he wants to take his passion and turn it into his profession.
“I am hoping to start my own business in garden design and I just want to help as many people as I can,” said Ross.
“This year has just been crazy with gardening.”