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Our garden will have a little spot in the episode on bedding
In August Christine Walkden and a film crew spent a very enjoyable afternoon in our garden
Pam LL x
Not just Geoff Hamilton (who was a superb broadcaster and inspirational gardener) - I was inspired by the Geoffrey Smith series ("Mr Smith's Vegetable Garden" and "Mr Smiths's Fruit Garden" - if I remember the titles correctly!) These were shown originally on Sundays - roundabout 1pm, I think. But the down-to-earth presentation was faultless. And worth repeating imo.
(Mind you, my memory may be failing - these series were first broadcast in the late 70s or early 80s, so that rather gives my age away )
I was smitten with Geoffrey Smith - when I'm on Desert Island Discs my luxury will be a recording of him on GQT waxing lyrical about all the plants you can grow in a shady garden
look forward to that Pam
Who was the broadcaster who said "the answer lies in the soil"?
Lilylouise wrote (see)
Our garden will have a little spot in the episode on bedding In August Christine Walkden and a film crew spent a very enjoyable afternoon in our garden Pam LL x
That will be amazing seeing someones garden from the GW forum on TV
Forester, it was Arthur Fallowfield
Thanks Nut - my word, it was a long time ago.
Lillylouise - remind us all again in August to watch it..
Arthur Falowfield - http://www.britishclassiccomedy.co.uk/2013/07/before-round-the-horne-we-were-beyond-our-ken/
Dove - ???
nice little video on www.westcountry-nurseries.co.uk
Forester2 wrote (see)
Dove - ???
Arthur Fallowfield was a comedy character created by Kenneth Williams
extract from the link above...." Another favourite was Kenneth Williams’ country character, Arthur Fallowfield, who was based on Dorset farmer Ralph Wightman who was a regular contributor to the BBC radio programme “Any Questions?” The scripts were full of innuendo and double entendre - on one occasion Horne introduced him as the man who put the sex in Sussex. Fallowfield’s reply to any question began: “Well, I think the answer lies in the soil!”
Ah yes, it's all coming back to me now Dove. I had it my head it was Bill Sowerbutts (could that have been his real name?) until Nut said it was Arthur Fallowfield. Thanks for that.
Kenneth William's character may have been based on a real person, a lot of them were.
I remember you saying when she came and saw the pics. I'll look forward to seeing you on TV
Just looked up Bill Sowerbutts on Wikipedia and it really was his name and he was on Rado 4's Gardeners Question Time.
I remember Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmill both on GQT a long time ago.