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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.
Geoff Hamilton, Geoffrey Amos,Percy Thrower, Jeff Smith,Alan Titchmarsh,Carol Klein,Stefan Buczacki,Toby Buckland,Joe Swift (specially his allotment)Charlie Dimmock(watergardens) were all entertaining and interesting...The AtoZ of gardening, Sunday mornings, proves what a mine of programmes the Beeb have under wraps and could show if they cared to cater,once in a while, for a NORMAL,AVERAGE,minority group.....
Oh dear I never watch GW; I can't bear all those presenters trying so hard to prove they have 'personalitys'. I listen to GQT on Radio 4 and REALLY enjoy the info and real people on this forum
Hi , just checked the BBC 2 schedule on Friday 20;30 gardeners world yippeeeeeeeeeeeeee ,,.now and again its deferred for another time like Saturday afternoon or very early Sunday morning or for that mater not shown .and before any one says anything I would gladly contribute some of my licence fee that I pay for RTE to the BBC . Derek
I'm a recent convert to GQT, well to be honest to Radio 4 in general, I think that it's worth the license fee in itself.
That aside I enjoy gardeners world presented by Monty but I would also enjoy any repeats with Geoff Hamiliton. I've watched some clips of him on youtube and really liked his approach and style. I didn't see him the first time round.
Everyone is different, but I also think that that things and people change and everyone has different tastes. I watched the A-Z of gardening once, and it didn't inspire me at all, but still I think there is another gardening programme onTV and that's a good thing.
Wish gardeners world was on for an hour though
I''ve just recently discovered some gardeners shows on youtube thanks to something DiscoDave wrote somewhere on the forum. I 've watched How to be a gardener with my fav GW presenter Alan Titchmarsh,Bees, Butterflies and Blooms with Sarah Raven,Christines Garden , a bit of Geoff Hamilton with his Paradise Gardens and Montys there also with his Italian Gardens . I also love proud gardeners giving us a guided tour of their own gardens, always have been nosy!
Bunny, after years of thinking I wanted to listen to Radio 4, I now do
Well worth giving it a try, I find that on the whole there is always something worth listening to. I tend to have the radio on much more than the TV these days.
I also find it's really good to listen to when driving, that way you can dip in and out of programmes.