Ever since she was a child, Lily’s ambition has been to run Roots, her grandparent’s garden centre, but it is rundown and her father wants it sold for development. Against his wishes, she studies horticulture after leaving school.
Across town, Murdoch, whose mother left him with a drunken father at the age of eight, has also discovered the delights of gardening. After some time working in the big new rival, Garden Zone, he takes a job at the much friendlier, Roots.
Quirky Merry Faith Good makes a bright addition to the Roots team with her ever-changing hair colour. She sets in motion a series of bewitching events that, rather strangely, help the troubled young Murdoch and also put a spoke in the works of the developers who are eyeing up the Roots site.
Lily, who is studying at the Eden Project in Cornwall, flits in and out of Murdoch's life. He finds himself drawn to her, but believes she is involved with someone from a better background, so becomes moody and difficult at times.
Will Lily realise her dream and be able to turn Roots’ future around?
Can Murdoch put his past behind him and embrace the new opportunities and people in his life?
With a sprinkling of magical fertiliser, can love blossom?