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in The potting shed
your right sam, there are a million cookery programes, along with so called reality tv, history, wildlife, home improvement, house programes, drama and crime. But no dedication to one of the main sources of life on this planet - plants
heres a few to be going on with;
From Becks yesterday
"Monty just tweeted:
2nd days filming for next week's GW went well. Cold, grey day but warm bright programme. Lovely VT's, snowdrops, paths, pruning and Nigel.
Looking forward to seeing Nigel back on his paws again fit and well.
does anyone remember geoff hamilton,just befor he died i went to see his cottage garden i met his son very nice chap but i was amazed at how small his garden was as it looked huge on tv same with alan tichmarsh so i wonder how big montys garden is,i would love to go and have a good old nosy
Looking forward to it as well as Beechgrove being on the TV.
Hi ,The BBC without exception make the best garden programs, R,T,E . will make a six week garden program once in a blue moon , and believe they have done a great job , have any of you seen Amarican's TV attempt at Gardening ,.Yeach sick
Who could forget the Great Geoff Hamilton R,I, P
an hour wouldn't be too much to ask at all. The thing I'm not that keen about is when they go visiting places, it's not hard to google gardens and see what they are about. We really don't need half the programme watching carol or somebody pottering about a set of gardens maintained by 40 staff. With 30mins they should be trying to pack as much advice in as possible, not showing us various gardens when they are at their best, they could just add at the end, 'if you want to get out to see some gardens this month' go to, and then list them with what is worth going to see. It is nice to see the gardens, but it's never going to be as great as going to see them yourself, to me is a waste of time in the programme.
The gardening channel closed because of lack of advertising and I guess that shows that such a channel is not viable because no-one will invest. However , why can't one of the homes channels be a homes and gardens channel with time given to gardening programmes. I remember being at home ill about 20 years ago and being able to find half a dozen gardening programmes on different channels to watch during the day - and that was before Sky (or before I had it, anyway). Stefan Buczacki, Geoff Hamilton and a rather silly gardening quiz show come to mind, as well as GW. All that is now out of fashion, presumably because it is regarded as attracting mostly older viewers. Now, there seems to be a resurgence of interest in making and growing among younger people, and this seems quite a good time to revive gardening programmes.