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Matty2

Well they seem to have taken over GW magazine so perhaps it will be better

discodave

Im with Brumbull, I think there should be a dedicated channel too. How refreshing to see something educational, inspiring, challenging & exciting all in one programme rather than nost of the rubbish thats on tv.. Roll on 8th March

LorraineP

Quite agree with you Brumbull.  Have been waiting on GW being back on since it finished last autumn!

Matty2

Dedicated TV channel - fine - but only if you can afford the fees for Sky or whatever you watch. Only Freeview here

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There was a gardening channel but it didn't have enough viewers which means not enough advretising revenue so its plug was pulled.

I do agree though that there's a ludicrous amount of repeats of all sorts of rubbish on the Beeb at the mo and some of the wall to wall cookery and antiques could be replaced with a daily dose of old gardening programmes in season.  They could repeat GW from Geoff H from from Monday to Friday taking 5 different years but the same week of broadcast. 

donutsmrs

Its great to know that Gardeners World will be back on our screens in March. I agree with Brumbull that it would be nice have more gardening programmes on. It would be nice to Geoff Hamilton again. Obelixx is correct, there was a gardening channel and it was taken off which was a real shame because it was good. 

Ideas on creating specialist gardens from scratch would be great i.e. Secret garden, woodland garden etc.  I love gardening and plants but find the planning side difficult.  How do you plant up with lots of trees and shrubs and not hide a good view and take too much shade; simple things like that.  Perhaps just a bit more in depth information on how to underplant and time lapse pictures from start to finish and then possibly upkeep to retain the effect you want.  There are so many options.  I love water features, but no one shows you how to do the finishing touches in detail, i.e. hiding the edges of pond liner and planting up around the edges to give a natural effect.  I could go on and on.  Please, please be more inspired for us gardeners who do not have the artistic ability to sit and sketch what they want on paper.  Wonderful web site - I glean so much information.  Thanks you.

 

ginagibbs

I would love to see more gardening programs, I am currently watching ABC of gardening on Catch up when I get fed up with all the tv trash we have to edure these days.

Would love to see the Victorian Garden again to see what the "Old Boys" used to do (in their suits and ties!!) Imagine gardening dressed up like that now!

Looking forward to seeing Monty and Carol on GW, love their enthusiasm!!

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Gardening Grandma

i really miss that gardening channel. The Beeb has so many past GWs it could show - we could easily have a daliy one from the right week of the year. Come on Beeb!

discodave

Considering how mutch a tv licence costs these days, you think they would try to show something for everyone..

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sotongeoff

To be fair to the BBC-they do try to cater for all tastes-but you cant please everyone-as for showing old programmes a lot of repeat showings are a question of rights issues-it is not just a matter of taking one of the shelf and sticking it a DVD player

There are other channels out there-who also do not embrace the gardening mantra

 chica

yippee will look forward to it yes and why isint there a gardening channel out of all the idiot reality shows there are i wonder who i could write to and complain

It's interesting to see the map of Monty's garden but where is the pond? I would love to see more gardening programmes. I have DVDs of Geoff Hamilton but have to watch You Tube for How to Be A gardener and old episodes of Gardener's World. I'd love to see Alys's Edible Garden again.
Oakley Witch
Only thing with the last gardenin channel...it was all repeats. I say fetch it back. Us forgetables need the repeats lol. I dont know about everyone else but so sick of the whole wedding tv...fitness tv...etc. They dedicate 2 to food so why not us mudbunnies? Cant wait for GW to return.