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19/05/2013 at 22:46

Thought i could get extra information about things that feature on Gardeners World on this site but seems that apart from the name and a few ads there is nothing connecting them. Bit rubbish since Monty tells us to check it out each week...

Anyone know the name of the white pink/red striped tulips in Monty's writing garden featured on Friday?

19/05/2013 at 23:15

The GW programme is pretty hopeless about providing info to the GW website which is, in fact, run by the magazine which has Monty Don as a regular contributor but not an editor.   Beechgrove, produced independently in Scotland, has a very good factsheet for each programme and with back issues available.

The Gardeners' World show began 21 years ago as a spin off from the TV programme and was run by the BBC Haymarket Publications dept.    For many years now it has been run in partnership with the RHS which organises its floral and plant content and has, for the last few years, been combined with BBC Good Food and Countryfile shows.  

If you want to know more about the GW show, you need to go to the RHS website.

20/05/2013 at 00:11


This is a link to this weeks GW programme. -Hard to find info though

This is a link to clips rom the programme

No information sheets though. 

Very frustrating - should take a leaf out of Beechgrove Gardens book

20/05/2013 at 21:57

Thanks. Someone should have a word with Monty.....


08/06/2013 at 12:04

I really enjoy the format of the show now and I absolutely adore Nigel (Monty's dog).  He is sooo gorgeous and a real cool dude, he should be listed in the credits. 

I remember when he was ill (Nigel, not Monty) and so many viewers had asked where he was, Monty had to do regular updates.  Somehow it makes the programme less stuffy.

12/05/2014 at 10:12

Still no fact sheets, why not I wonder. Even a proper list of the plants shown would help.

Anyone know the name of the blue Geranium that Carol bought at the Malvern show last week?

12/05/2014 at 10:17

I'm sure I saw Carol buy a pink one 

12/05/2014 at 10:24

Yes, it was pink - if you click on the BBC Gardeners World programme link here and then click on the Episode 9 you'll find it towards the end of the recording 

12/05/2014 at 10:27

Yes Dove she bought 3 pink plants as they matched her bag no idea of the name though LG 2, suggest watching it again via i-player

12/05/2014 at 10:30

It was a G. cinereum cultivar.

But that's all I remember, there was a tread on here asking about it. If you look through new threads from Friday evening you'll find it.

12/05/2014 at 10:41

..Geranium cinereum 'Melody'... quite nice..

22/05/2014 at 17:48

Thanks very much everyone, it has gone onto my wish list.

22/05/2014 at 17:55

I get the Touchwood aquilegia news letter. Touchwood is on GW this week


22/05/2014 at 19:12

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