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06/01/2013 at 10:17

I've just had the pleasure of watching the above (BBC2 0915am - 10.00am). Probably the best BBC gardening program for years...and there it was hidden away & unannounced on this drab Sunday morning.

"Carol Kirkwood takes an alphabetical journey through the world of television gardening, getting inspiration and advice from some of the BBC's most popular gardening presenters and programmes. In this episode, she explores subjects that all begin with the letter A."

*Roll on episode 2, next Sunday morning!

*I believe it's on at a slightly earlier time next Sunday, so maybe worth checking.

06/01/2013 at 10:25

That program is here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01px5w6/The_A_to_Z_of_TV_Gardening_Letter_A/

One of the advantages of iPlayer, CatchupTV, YouView, Now, and all these ways of viewing the past week's programs, on demand, on your main TV, is that people can now watch this program, at their leisure, any night this week.

06/01/2013 at 10:46

Just checked- it is an original programme not a repeat-only gets one showing early on a Sunday Morning on BBC2 and if I hadn't been flicking through the programme guide would not have noticed it.

Looks like catch-up tv for the first-must set recorder for the rest

Odd bit of scheduling though

06/01/2013 at 11:18

Thanks for the heads up David - will get the iPlayer rollong

06/01/2013 at 11:48
Thanks for letting us know David, I shall certainly watch it.
06/01/2013 at 13:33

I would say that some of the footage is from already seen programs....having said that, the format is excellent.

Nice to see Alan T, Monty D, Alys F, Toby B, Chris B, Joe S & Rachel-de T, all under the same roof as it were. 

06/01/2013 at 13:43

Oh, thank you, BBC.  I have just watched it.  Most i had seen a long time ago but revision hurts no one and it is being shown just at the right time.

06/01/2013 at 14:07

I came across this by chance this morning too.  I was setting the reminder for it next week and saw they are also repeating Carol Klein's Life in a Cottage Garden at 8.15 next week before the A to Z programme.

 

06/01/2013 at 14:14

Thanks for that. OH or me did not notice it scheduled. I-player later on i think

Must say had Geoff Hamilton DVD's and having just watched his Paradise gardens series, thought that maybe BBC execs should catch up on his programmes + his GW because they are really what us gardeners want to see., Not him as such but that sort of informative, realistic programme.

06/01/2013 at 14:46

Wish I had time to watch TV on a Sunday morning David, chance would be a good thing, I am just sitting down at half two replete from a roast lunch, the stuffing would be getting made when the programme was on.
I do have some Video of the old garden programmes but need to convert them to DVD and digital having bought a new TV and disc player at Christmas, meanwhile anyone else arriving gets their own tea I am finished for the day.

Frank.

06/01/2013 at 15:01
Stopped doing Sunday lunch. Teenage children failed to turn up on too many occasions! Do it one night during the week when I am not at work. Then get Sunday to do other things I like. Garden, tv, everything
06/01/2013 at 15:08

Hello David K

Watched this good some bits I have scene before but not all - as did not start watching gardening TV until 2007/2008 so good parts I have never scene. Would not of watched any of this -  if you did not put a thread on here so thanks

How many are they going to show?  All the alphabet 

06/01/2013 at 15:10

25- must be a funny alphabet

06/01/2013 at 15:25

I have just watched this a very pleasant 40 minutes. Thanks David  for the notification.

06/01/2013 at 15:56

i-player for me sometime soon. Rest of series set to 'tape'. Thx David. J.

06/01/2013 at 16:02

a-z of gardening this morning very good looking foreward to breackfest next week

 

06/01/2013 at 18:13

Next weeks one will be good letter B all the beans which are good to grow, beetroot I never manage to grow this very well. Will probably watch on iplayer good that way. 

06/01/2013 at 21:59

FAB indeed

06/01/2013 at 22:10
Just watched it . Was very useful, though can't see myself grafting apples! Just need inspiration and pics on tv showing sunshine.
07/01/2013 at 10:56

Sue H, Teenagers go their way then come back with add ons, Hi dad just popped in (with all family) "oh if there is enough we will stay" they know there is always enough. Smart Grandson puts two feet firmly in it "why can't we have food like this at home mum" nasty looks all round.
Sunday gardening or TV is a dream around these parts though I do have all the rest of the week being retired.

Frank.

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