YOUR new Netflix binge-watch during lockdown is set to star two women from Somerset.

Green-fingered pair Andi Strachan and Helen Lockwood hit our screens on Monday when the streaming giant's new series The Big Flower Fight dropped.

Andi Strachan from Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Somerset, and Helen Lockwood from Candide, the gardening app based in Bristol, are one of ten pairs of gardening gurus from around the world who will feature in the programme.

The Big Flower Fight challenges amateur gardeners to create spectacular, large-scale flower installations for a chance to design their own sculpture at London’s Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

The Somerset pair are both friends and teammates as they battle through the challenges.

Ms Strachan is a long-standing organic gardener, nurserywoman and Head Gardener at Yeo Valley Organic Garden. She has won silver medals at BBC Gardeners World Live and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

While Ms Lockwood is a sustainable horticulturist with a specialism in managing organic nurseries, incorporating ecology and botany and has managed numerous prestigious nurseries. She is currently presenter and horticultural expert for Candide Gardening.

Ms Strachan said: “We missed creating things together, so when I saw the advert to participate, we jumped at the chance to apply.

"It’s not often that you get to work with one of your closest friends, in the very thing you both love doing most and to share that experience with the world.

"I hope that people see this show is a lot more than flower arranging and see the immense creativity that can be made from the natural world.”

Ms Lockwood added: “I only had a brief chat with Andi about the show, but she applied and months later we had a call, asking us to audition. We didn’t really know what we were getting into at this stage, but we knew it would be a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience."

Each week, the winning floral design will be given a Best in Bloom prize, while the losing duo’s creation will be sent to the compost pile.

The highlight for the pair was bringing nature, conservation and the countryside of Somerset to the show, particularly from Andi’s day job at Yeo Valley Organic Garden.

She said: “We tried to bring a bit of nature and conservation to the show.

"Living and working in beautiful Somerset, with our lives surrounded by natural beauty it was impossible not to show our love for wildlife and Somerset in our creations.

"I spend my working days sharing the Yeo Valley Organic Garden with visitors, telling them how our rich tapestry of flowering plants, shrubs and meadows are designed to encourage wildlife and support pollinators.

"As well as giving people tips and tricks for gardening organically and a better understanding of the benefits of organic living.”

Ms Lockwood said: “We both love nature and the countryside.

"Living and working in Somerset is the ‘icing on the cake’ for us.

"We hope our love of nature and care for wildlife, shows through in our sculptures.”

The series has been described as the Great British Bake Off of the flowering world, hosted by comedians Natasia Demetriou and Vic Reeves.

“It’s really competitive but a lot of fun," Ms Strachan said.

"You’re against the clock and its tense with the judges and with the other competitors, but we had so many laughs.”

Ms Lockwood said: “We didn’t expect the scale of the sculptures to be so huge, every week brought new and exciting challenges to make our visions come to life in the limited time we were given.

"I learnt so much too, I’ve come away with a new set of skills in floristry and living art.”

Series one is available now on Netflix.