A WEM woman has featured in a virtual national garden show, launched to showcase the best green fingered gardeners from across the UK.

The Great British Garden Show has been launched in response to many actual garden shows being postponed or cancelled in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Susan Jackson moved to Wem last year into a house with an abandoned and overgrown garden, but throughout the lockdown she has seen the garden take on a new lease of life.

"My family moved last September into a house with a garden that had been abandoned for 25 years," said Susan. "I love gardens, especially planning and seeing my ideas come to life.

"I work full time but I spent every spare minute through the winter clearing and planting.

"The little shed with the foxgloves was handmade by my gorgeous Dad, and I painted it.

"My garden project has been my life during lockdown, it gives me hope making a beautiful space to entertain friends and family once lockdown has ended."

Susan says her favourite plants are sunflowers and says summer is the best season, and she offers one handy tip for struggling gardeners.

"When you have disappointments, keep going," she added.

A spokesman for the show said the aim was to promote the best gardens from across the UK and share tips for other gardeners.

"In light of many gardening events unfortunately being cancelled this year, we thought we’d create a ‘virtual’ garden show to celebrate gardeners across the UK," they said.

"We will be sharing tours of your gardens for everyone to enjoy, offering gardening hints and tips, and helping you to feel more positive at this time.

"Let’s come together and share the beauty of the seasons in our gardens, without having to leave the house.

"It’s the perfect opportunity to appreciate gardens across the UK and watch them bloom throughout Spring and Summer, virtually."

To view Susan's garden and others or submit your own, visit thegreatbritishgardenshow.com