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08/11/2013 at 19:14

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

08/11/2013 at 19:34

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 )

 

08/11/2013 at 20:00

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 

08/11/2013 at 20:17

look forward to that Pam

08/11/2013 at 21:16

Who was the broadcaster who said "the answer lies in the soil"?

09/11/2013 at 12:01
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

09/11/2013 at 12:07

Forester,  it was Arthur Fallowfield

09/11/2013 at 12:16

Thanks Nut - my word, it was a long time ago.

Lillylouise - remind us all again in August to watch it..

09/11/2013 at 13:51
09/11/2013 at 14:46

Dove - ???

09/11/2013 at 14:56

nice little video on www.westcountry-nurseries.co.uk

09/11/2013 at 15:10
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!” 

09/11/2013 at 15:32

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.  

09/11/2013 at 15:44

Kenneth William's character may have been based on a real person, a lot of them were.  

 

09/11/2013 at 16:01
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

I remember you saying when she came and saw the pics. I'll look forward to seeing you on TV

09/11/2013 at 16:54

Just  looked up Bill Sowerbutts on Wikipedia and it really was his name and he was on Rado 4's Gardeners Question Time.  

09/11/2013 at 21:10

I remember Bill Sowerbutts  and Professor Alan Gemmill  both on GQT a long time ago. 

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