Gardeners' World Live

by Adam Pasco

Months of planning, designing, nurturing and planting culminate this week in a horticultural extravaganza that attracts gardeners from all over the country.

Monty DonMonths of planning, designing, nurturing and planting culminate this week in a horticultural extravaganza that attracts gardeners from all over the country. Gardeners' World Live, the best gardening show in the country, is here again.

So, why is Gardeners' World Live so special? I think it all comes down to the word 'live'. Yes, you can enjoy watching Gardeners' World on TV, reading the magazine and visiting the website, but nothing beats meeting the experts and seeing them in action.

There's a lively programme of theatre shows and informative demonstrations on the Grow Your Own stage. You may even see the presenters at work, filming for the Gardeners' World Live special TV programme.

What do I enjoy most about the show? Two things, really. Firstly, catching up with all the other gardening experts is great, and I'm delighted Monty Don feels well enough to be at the show on Saturday and Sunday. I'm sure he'll get a really warm reception. Alan Titchmarsh will be joining us on Friday, and I think he's been at every show since the first one, like me. Plus, this year I've the thrill of working with three leading ladies on stage: Pippa Greenwood on Wednesday, Anne Swithinbank on Thursday, Carol Klein on Saturday and Sunday.

And the second thing I enjoy … meeting show visitors, gardeners of every persuasion. It's lovely hearing their stories, answering queries, and entertaining them on stage.

Even if you won't be visiting Gardeners' World Live you can catch up on all the excitement in our video blogs. Each of the regular bloggers (including myself) will be sharing their personal highlights in video blogs filmed at the show, throughout this week.

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Gardeners' World Web User 28/07/2008 at 09:24

Can anyone help me with advice on the care of Cannas during the winter. I live in rural Herefordshire and assume that I cannot leave them out in the garden during the winter. Do they need to come indoors in pots as I do not have a greenhouse or would a sheltered position and possibly fleece do the trick?

Gardeners' World Web User 28/10/2008 at 15:51

adam sorry to bring this into this blog but you are saying how good gardenersworld is. so why are you leting other peple pull the program down becouse toby is runing it and carol and joe is not what about you or pippa lets hear what you have to say and stop them runing gardenersworld down becouse toby got the job. and lets hear from joe and carol or you see them and see what thay afto say.

Gardeners' World Web User 28/10/2008 at 23:02

brenda i have cannas and i put them in my garden two years ago. but this year i notised that they are growing well. and they are big but they are not redy to flower. and it is going into the frost seson so i was told to put them in the greenhouse and put them back out in spring and they shuld flower the same year when i put them out agen i willgive them a good feed and hope

Gardeners' World Web User 20/04/2010 at 13:11

i have a small weeping cherry tree and a couple of the branches have no buds on them is it ok to cut them off

Gardeners' World Web User 28/11/2011 at 18:36

I have a weeping cherry blossom tree about 15yrs old 8ft tall 5ft from the front of our house and 1 ft from the front wall, will I have to chop it down as running the risk of damaging the foundaions and pushing the front wall out. I'm reluctant to do this as for as for 2-3 weeks it has beautiful blossoms on it any advice would be well received. Thank you, Brian