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don't watch what you don't enjoy Alan. I haven't watched a TV programme for years.
I'm glad it wasn't just me who was underwhelmed by Friday's programme. I normally love GW but this one did absolutely nothing for me.
I'm afraid it's down to the lowest common denominator, when last did anyone on the programme do anything original or difficult!
No new or different flowers or veggies to whet my appitite!
And as for the dog,well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hmmmmmm. Gardeners world was "lovely" and "nice" but nothing to learn or inspire this time. Beachgrove was same......lovely, nice, pleasant....but I do want something about the plants themselves.
Domt watch soaps either. News was good...we beat the Aussies again, won the tennis, and arsenal look good again.
Seem to spend our tv time watching QI - OH says they're repeats, but as I usually doze off at least half of them haven't been seen before
Must agree this week was weak on advice and real gardening. If they want go make it more mainstream ( easy watching, less techniquey, Nigel, ) then try to appeal to the next generation as well. Show ways to get kids involved, or more keep older kids interested. They aren't going to risk a separate show for it are they , but often mention how we need the youngsters to take up gardening. Morning moan over.
Mybe GW was weaker than usual,but it is still a vast improvement on most of the rubbish on nowadays,soaps especially.
I agree - very thin on content and nothing new. Bring back Toby and Alys!
Alys Yes, Toby, No.
Alys on her own programme. Toby never again.
I've just watched GW from Friday and it was seriously dull and uninspiring and rather a waste of 30 precious minutes which could have been devoted to informative, interesting and inspiring items on plants and gardens - what to grow, how to grow, where to grow. Ditto propagation.
Can't say I'm too disappointed though as I've been thinking this about GW for months.
Absolutely agree. I think a major problem is Monty's own choice of garden design, those narrow paths and tall hedges are claustrophobic. My small urban garden just doesn't have room for 'jewel' gardens or 'writing' gardens. I need to know about plants cheek by jowel with others and get some ideas how to maintain a view all year round not just on a seasonal basis. Alan and Geoff ( those were the days) were very conscious of this and Joe has come up with ideas in G.,W. magazine, but the T.V. progrramme seems to have lost touch with the needs of many of it's viewers.
Look forward to seeing gardeners world....usually record it though to watch later. Beechgrove last night was so relaxing. Enjoyed it but, again, nothing to inspire, challenge or excite.
Toby Buckland, for me, is excellent and would like to see him or Andy Sturgeon presenting a programme about plants. The two,together would be brilliant. Gardeners question time on the radio is good but rarely have time to listen or I forget.
Verdun - they do a downloadable version of GQT - I download it as a podcast every week and then listen whilst I am doing the ironing, or on a long boring car journey. There is a fortnightly RHS advice one that is quite good too.
and I still love GW - highlight of my TV week. In fact only 60 minutes to go....
Ok, thanks chicky. ,will look out for that
i record GQT from the tv to the humax recorder