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08/03/2013 at 20:27

As I write, the first, long-awaited GW starts in a couple of moments. Nobody will bother with this forum while it is on, I imagine, but afterwards I'd be interested to know what people thought of it.

08/03/2013 at 20:29

We shall see, hope it's a good show like to watch any gardening show on tv

08/03/2013 at 20:48
I'm sky + ing so I shall await the debate
08/03/2013 at 20:52
So far so good so glad to have a garden programme on again xx
08/03/2013 at 20:56
08/03/2013 at 21:01

Well, I loved every minute and learnt a lot, especially from Joe. I know how to proceed with my borders now. Rather exciting!

08/03/2013 at 21:09

Hi GG I think you said this before , 25 Min's is not long enough  I did like Monty's double deep beds for extra drainage


08/03/2013 at 21:12

I liked his deep-dug paths for drainage, too, and the bricks looked great.

08/03/2013 at 21:14

Well I enjoyed the show learnt some bits good path making I need to do one like that in the garden and Joe bits were interesting something to think about there

The raised beds of monty's look great much better than last year I want nice raised beds that look that neat.

so far 1st programme good I think

08/03/2013 at 21:15

08/03/2013 at 21:17

Hi, Gardengirl. Hard to abbreviate your pseudonym without making it exactly like mine - GG. I agree - good programme, but couldn't believe it when it was over! Too short!

08/03/2013 at 21:17

So what's new - i have double deep beds for better drainage -I can't see me digging out my new paths in thick clay that deep, and again not that much content. Joes bit could have been a whole programme, I'm sure there's more to winter border than dogwood

It was good to just see a gardening programme but I always feel unsatisfied when GW has finished.

08/03/2013 at 21:20

Hi, Dove. I quite agree about the lack of depth, but that has to do with the lack of time and it is unsatisfying. It reminds me of the newer methods of schoolteaching where everything is delivered in five-minute nuggets, as though people could not concentrate for longer.

08/03/2013 at 21:21

Thanks for the reminder gardening grandma. I'm not much of a TV watcher and tend to let things go by me. Loved the winter garden.

Been to visit friends today. They have Daphne 'Jacqueline Postill'. Stunning, scent hit me as i got out of my car.

08/03/2013 at 21:22
Perhaps I'm just too fussy but I wasn't too impressed with GW this evening. I can remember Geoff Hamilton and his manner was inspiring. I like Monty but programme is stale already. Next week, when we have had a week's hot sushine, I expect I will be re-enthused!
08/03/2013 at 21:24

I especially enjoyed Joe planning the cottage garden. Would love for him to come and plan for me. He wouldn't believe just how small some peoples gardens are!! 7m by 4.6m.

As everyone says MUCH MUCH too short

08/03/2013 at 21:27

Verdun ,I have to admire your optimism ( next week's hot sunshine) hehehe


08/03/2013 at 21:31

Clogherhead, Verdun is right. Spring is next week. I thought it was this week but I was a bit premature. 

08/03/2013 at 21:32

But wouldn't it be lovely...

08/03/2013 at 21:38

same here I thought what to do now bit - what it is nearly over already I was enjoying that, I do think it would be nice if it was a bit longer

It was like spring a bit warmer then went colder may be summer came and went

makes me feel like I need to sort out this and that in the garden my list will be getting longer and also need to sit and look at displays like Joe did just enjoy the garden and get plant for smell like Rachael was looking at

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