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The Scottish tv prog, Beachgrove garden, is to be broadcast nationally soon, apparently. Who needs gardeners world?
Caz W

Do you know when Verdun?  I've never seen it before and lots of people on here recommend it.


What is it about?

I have seen it a couple of times, not dissimilar to gardeners world but can be quite inspiring. It's on Scottish tv but can get it down here on satellite in Cornwall. Oops! Think I was misinformed about it being broadcast nationally. Sorry...........................I'll get my coat


Caz W

Thanks - will be able to get it on satellite anyway .  




Another thread mentioned Sundays BBC2-but cannot find any confirmation anywhere-that could just be in Scotland as normal-it is a bit early yet

Steve the Gardening Vet

You can see it on iplayer if you don't have cable or sky, if you look for them on facebook or twitter they keep you posted as to when it is on. Even before I was a gardener I have loved it as there is a nice family feel to the show. My Dad used to watch it when I was younger and I picked it up from there.


I've sen it mentioned in magazines but don't think it comes down south.

Steve the Gardening Vet

BBC Scotland is certainly available on a certain cable company owned by a beardie chap!


Steve, Is it on BBC Scotland?


In the Jan.19th edition of Amateur Garden there is an article entitled Beechgrove garden heads south on the News page.  End of March or beginning of April with a new presenter and new features will be added to make it more suitable for a wider range of climatic conditions.  BBC exocutives have commisioned 26 half hour episodes for 2013.


I have had a look at this site, and although there is something to watch I was a little dissapointed by the presenters not showing you how/where to cut back in alot of the clips, the focus seemed to be on the presenter rather than down in the action. (thats most of the clips I saw)


The potty gardener

I enjoyed the series last year and hope they haven't changed it too much now it is to be broadcast to the whole of uk. Mind you living on the south coast I was a wee distance from Scotland which it was aimed at.


It is Beechgrove not beachgrove!

I saw this programme many years ago when it was repeated on BBC1. This was before the enormous rise in daytime tv. I found it very informative as the weather conditions and soils types were very similar to where I live. It was inspirational too as someone who lived in the West of Scotland could produce better fuchsias than me, then he was worth listening.
Can't wait for April
Beech grove starts again on Thursday 4th April. BBC 2 Scotland.
Oakley Witch

Beechgrove is great. Loads more down to earth and they have a wee bit o Scottish banter ti gon wi it anaw Hehe. Its great, been watching it for years. I may be wrong but think Percy Thrower used to do it??? Its been going for about 20+ years