Interview with BBC Gardeners' World

Filming for Gardeners World. Talking to Mark Lane about the inspiration and concept behind the new garden for Maggies Oldham. And the collaboration with acthitects dRMM. The program is to be aired on BBC 2, 19th July, 2017. 

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Maggies Centres are open to everyone and offer free support within a beautiful environment to anyone living with cancer. I have survived cancer. I was 27yrs old it came out of nowhere. Working on this project has been a huge honour and I hope this place will help others through tough times. 

Maggies Centres are open to everyone and offer free support within a beautiful environment to anyone living with cancer. I have survived cancer. I was 27yrs old it came out of nowhere. Working on this project has been a huge honour and I hope this place will help others through tough times. 

Preparing for the exhibition.

Polishing the Egg Tempera paintings and finishing the frames to perfection. Just a few weeks to go before all the paintings are transported up to London to Timothy Langston Fine Art. 

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Polishing with Renaissance Wax. Egg Tempera paintings have their own innate luster which the wax protects and brings out. 

Polishing with Renaissance Wax. Egg Tempera paintings have their own innate luster which the wax protects and brings out. 

Hand finishing all my own frames. Achieving a rubbed through gilded edge to this float frame. 

Hand finishing all my own frames. Achieving a rubbed through gilded edge to this float frame. 

The week long show at the Pimlico Road gallery will also feature a selling exhibition of the handmade mini-gardens. This has been a recent project, collaborating with Mirka Golden-Hann producing the stunning clay pots planted with unusual Succulents and Bromeliads. 

 

A selection of planted mini grandees. Made in collaboration with ceramic artist Mirka Golden-Hann. 

A selection of planted mini grandees. Made in collaboration with ceramic artist Mirka Golden-Hann. 

Designed to hold each plant perfectly. Using white, black and red clays, all with a gritty texture complementing the planting. 

Designed to hold each plant perfectly. Using white, black and red clays, all with a gritty texture complementing the planting.