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I don't mind who presents the program,but I do particularly enjoy watching Carol Klein.
I just wish if they were going to change presenters that they'd have picked Carol Klein! But the downfall of GW came, as far as I'm concerned, when it went from an hour to 30 minutes. Whoever they trundle out as the 'front man now', it aint as good as it used to be, blink and you miss it.
I agree with you Botticelliwoman, I wish it had an hour slot
I'm another one who agrees with a hour long programme, after all what is one hour out of a whole weeks TV... if we were lucky enough ever to get an hour back it would be a great idea to have 2 main presenters, then those that are not to keen on Monty (I'm one), would be satisfied as well. Carol would defo be my choice, her sheer enthusiasm and the way she uses the English language to describe things is wonderful and makes me want to get out there in my garden no matter how horrid the weather is. Luckily where I live I get Beechgrove too, so in a way I do get an hour, but still, went compared how much air time is given to other interests us gardeners are grossly undercatered for...
An hour slot of gardening on the beeb a week please! The subject is SO vast even an hour wouldn't do it justice. Also what happens to GW when the winter comes? I always think there is much that could be covered in the winter months that would enable us gardeners to be better prepared for the year ahead. Proper design instruction - measuring up etc.., analysing your soil, interviews with well known horticultural greats of this country, interviews with ordinary gardeners, plant collections, seed growers, tool makers, landscape artists, etc....etc...The argument about which presenters the public 'like' in my opinion is a waste of time. They ALL bring something different to the programme and that is extremely valuable. If there were more presenters NOT less than maybe the pressure would be off the main 3, AND the winter months could be covered very successfully. Wake up BBC gardening is going to be even MORE significant than ever in the future,- growing food, wildlife, and education. Our grandchildren won't thank us if we neglect this area.
I certainly agree that GW does not always deal with reality. I'd love to see more from small gardens with real gardeners who do not have a degree in horticulture or lots of money to spend and who have carved out a beautiful, productive plot. I'd like to see how they over came problems like a poor view or being overlooked, how they maximised their space and how they deal with poor soil and builders rubble, etc. I'd still like the other features, just grounded by seeing the kind of gardens that most of us actually have.
Hi I know it's not GW truly, but where do I get a list of the gardens Monty visited in the French series. We have watched it several times and our French is not that good with names!
'He who digs the holes'
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Hi I know it's not GW truly, but where do I get a list of the gardens Monty visited in the French series. We have watched it several times and our French is not that good with names! thanks 'He who digs the holes'
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Hi Antonia - I think you're referring to green manures. There are several different types of plant used for this purpose, depending on the time of year and for how long it is to remain growing in the plot.
There's lots of information here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=373
I hope that's helpful