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3 weeks now and still no Nigel   As a nation of animal lovers we were all bound to get attached to him and seeing him in the garden and the way he dotes on MD is lovely.  We look forward to seeing him each week, as well as the gardening.  He is a little bundle of furry joy   He gives the program a more relaxed touch and i can't help looking for his wagging tail over every box hedge

I think it would be nice if those of us with furry garden assistants were to send in pics of then enjoying 'their' gardens.


 

Gary Hobson
molly12tom wrote (see)

I think it would be nice if those of us with furry garden assistants were to send in pics of then enjoying 'their' gardens.

Just a few posing suggestions (from a professional poser)...

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http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/nigel2.jpg

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/nigel3.jpg

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/nigel4.jpg

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/nigel5.jpg

 

Matty2

 

Hi Molly

Could be a new thread - Furry helpers

Mst look for my photos

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Lowenna

Can't believe these posts are real  It's a gardening programme, supposedly, although it often has little content and that should be the issue / talking point  not whether a pampered pooch is put in shot to distract people from the lack of proper gardening advice which is given 

Lavender Lady

Pleased to hear Nigel will be back soon, I too  have missed him.  He has become a real star and very popular.  I love the pics of pets enjoying the gardens.  Pets are a part of gardens, they enjoy them as well as we do and my two cats and dog are always wandering around whilst I am out there pottering around.  They are company for me and I would miss them.  Hope to see you soon Nigel. 

 

Nigel is here in South Africa

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n627/thedogcody/dataAy5GWBeob_WIPLDYoIWcfVXxvZu9XwJ.gif

 There is an even a greater nigel

Dovefromabove
Lowenna wrote (see)

Can't believe these posts are real  It's a gardening programme, supposedly, although it often has little content and that should be the issue / talking point  not whether a pampered pooch is put in shot to distract people from the lack of proper gardening advice which is given 


Lowenna, we're a soft-hearted lot (or most of us are) and this isn't school - can't you let us have a little fun and show a little concern for our fellow creatures?

No one is forced to join in 

Lowenna

I'm not hard hearted and I love animals ( I have 2 dogs and 2 cats myself) but GW is a gardening programme, and we will lose the small amount of gardening programmes that we get if we focus more on the presenter's personal life and less on the gardening aspect. It's not "at home with MD" it'e Gardener's world. There is little enough content in the programme as it is - we'll be attending Carole's daughter's wedding and Rachel / Joe's kids scholl plays next!!  I want seasonal advice and a proper look around the garden in autumn - surely not too much to ask?

Dovefromabove

But this forum and the GW magazine are not part of the BBC and I think it highly unlikely that any notice is taken of comments on here when planning the GW programme (unfortunately).  

There is a way to express our views about programmes http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/feedback/ and as I understand it, this does get the attention of decision-makers.  

I don't feel as strongly as you do about the style/content of GW, but I do feel strongly about the fact that it is only half an hour a week, which makes it impossible for any topic to be covered in any real depth, or to give time for follow-ups without compromising time spent on other subjects.  Perhaps we should both (and any others who feel the same way) contact the programme makers directly?

Pennine Petal
I live in a row of 4 houses with no fences between us, it is very communal with a constant parade of cats coming to say hello, as well as their owners. Having said that we are not often out in the garden at the same time, so I sit and enjoy the sunshine and quiet with at least one cat next to me. It's the pets garden too and I think it is nice to see Nigel and Monty together in the garden. It reflects what is going on in gardens around the country.

I think we all agree about a longer programme, let's start bombarding the Beeb with emails!

Yes we missed Nigel too,  glad to hear we may get to see him soon.  We have a cat who supervises us when we are in the garden we call him "the Clerk of Works"  it is very enjoyable to have your animal companions with you as you potter about.

Matty2

I am never in my garden without dog and cat. Sometimes they get wroing side of door ie inside and go frantic to join in the work in the garden. Would not be same without them as I am sure it is fir everyone else with pets.

As for a longer programme -hear hear!

Rose lady

We love Nigel. Monty and his dog, what a team and yes definately a longer programme please !!!

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sotongeoff

According to a twitter comment- all will be revealed about Nigel's absence on this week's GW

Calendula

Perhaps he has turned out to be a Nigella and will reappear with a few Nigelissimas in tow.

diggingdoris

My cat is always in the garden when I am. Sometimes helping.....???


 Maybe she was warming up the soil?

Gary Hobson

This is next door's cat, enjoying a planter of mine...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/nepeta2.jpg