IN the second programme in a new series, ITV Wales' weather presenter Ruth Wignall continues her journey around Wales visiting some of the gardens taking part in this year's National Gardens Scheme.

Also joining her on the road will be ITV Wales' gardening expert Bill Lee - offering tips and advice on how to create your very own little piece of paradise.

In Monday's programme, Ruth and Bill visit two gardens which have been created against all the odds. The owners have battled the elements to create their very own little pieces of paradise.

In Pembroke Dock, Monica Geobey's dream to have a sun house by the sea, inspired her to turn a steep cliff garden with a marine back drop into a colourful mass of terraces, with steps and paths leading down to the waters edge.

And on the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park, Mary and Dai Lloyd-Evans have battled against strong winds to create their dream retirement garden 1,000-feet above sea level with views over the Nantlle Ridge.

Ruth Wignall said: "It's been really incredible the gardens people can create when they put their minds to it, in the face of all obstacles. The results are truly spectacular, and I've thoroughly enjoyed visiting these wonderful pieces of paradise all across Wales."

The series features gardens which are opening their doors for the first time while others have been taking part in the National Gardens Scheme for many years.

A Little Piece of Paradise is on ITV Wales, 8 pm, on Monday.