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31/05/2014 at 23:06

last night's GW showed Monty Don planting, what he called Dahlia Arabian Night. Watch the programme and google the plant. Arabian Night doesn't have dark foliage and the flower they showed is also incorrect

31/05/2014 at 23:27

Never mind the dahlias were the aquilegias on?

31/05/2014 at 23:36

aquilegias were , as always , wonderful

01/06/2014 at 01:25

Maybe the editor snipped out the wrong portion.

01/06/2014 at 06:31

Perhaps it was Dahlia Karma Choc and he got it mixed up. Not tragic!


01/06/2014 at 07:29

Maybe he'd asked for Arabian Night and been supplied with something different - it wouldn't be the first time that's happened to a gardener.

01/06/2014 at 08:29

I have a load of seedlings of bishops babies that are doing a lot better than expensive tubers I bought from the garden centre. They're not named varieties this year, but I pick the best seedlings and label and overwinter. My large yellow is currently four foot tall and budding up. It was grown from seed two years ago.

01/06/2014 at 08:50

I bought an Arabian Night from Crocus last year.
I'm sure it had proper double flowers last year.
It's got an early start this year-

 Am I likely to get double flower later in the season?

01/06/2014 at 08:53

You are right Swiss Sue,so they got the name of the dhalia wrong, it's not the end of the world. The guys who edit the program are not gardeners, so what? The info pertaining to dhalias was correct, wasn't it, or did MD get THAT wrong too

01/06/2014 at 08:56

Fidget, I did the same with seed of Bishop's Children.  Kept the best and divide tubers every year or so.  

01/06/2014 at 09:14

I'm saying nowt!  

01/06/2014 at 09:30

Forget the flowers, I want those little raised beds in Carol's section! I can but dream!

01/06/2014 at 18:55

why do people blame the editors and forgive the " expert"?

01/06/2014 at 19:03

Don't think he's ever claimed to be an 'expert' - in fact I'm pretty sure he insists that he is not one - he's a good gardener with a lovely garden who presents a tv gardening programme - as with all tv programmes it's a team effort, hence all the credits at the end and the endless list of unknown names who get awards at the untelevised bit of the BAFTAs.   

It is the researchers' job to check and double check such details, and then the editors' job to check and double check the researchers' work - that's the way tv programmes work. 

01/06/2014 at 19:24

I reckon David and Hostafan should get together and have a bloody good whinge and get it out of their systems

01/06/2014 at 20:38

I can only say I don't remember these editorial blips when AT and GH were at the helm.

I'll get it out my system when the programme isn't ruined by bad advice and factually inaccurate statements. Seemples


01/06/2014 at 20:52
Sigh. Surely if something offends you so, don't watch it.
01/06/2014 at 20:54

Too simple SP



01/06/2014 at 21:21

Let it go.....Dove, Nutcutlet,SP.......some people just can't help it, they are never happy unless they are running someone down

01/06/2014 at 21:25

You're right jatnik

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