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Gardeners World program

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 23:56

There are old Geoff Hamilton GW programmes from 1991 on Youtube, which are quite interesting.  I was annoyed about the latest Gardeners World programme though as I missed it and now they have all gone.    They could at least give you a few weeks to catch up before whipping them all off.

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 05:41

I've just bought one of these and I'm going to plant it in a really big wooden planter.  I'm thinking of putting some grit in for drainage and air.  It is in a sheltered place though.  They are lovely.

Concrete layer in flower bed area - what can I do?

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 05:22

I  have just moved into a flat with a small garden that looked as if it hasn't been touched all the time it's been here, about 30 years.  The soil was impossible but there was a natural raised bed at the back, with a retaining wall.  I just filled that up with compost/manure, planted that and put weed control fabric and bark mulch on the rest, with lots of big containers.  It does look really pretty now.  You can add your own personal touches, like a water feature and a few small raised beds here and there.  It doesn't have to be all planted.

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Posted: 31/07/2012 at 05:15

I have just watched Gardeners World from Friday and I did notice what Monty said about being on every week.  At  last, it does see, like someone is listening.  It feels good.

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Posted: 24/06/2012 at 02:49

I agree with you about the scheduling.   There are other forums talking about this and there is a Points of View forum about the BBC that you can complain on but good luck, as the BBC doesn't care what anyone thinks, obviously.

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Posted: 22/06/2012 at 23:51


I don't really agree with that.   Monty Don is clear about his passion for gardening and plants, that is the main thing.   I don't much like Carole but she is quite obviously passionate about plants too.  That is the important thing, not what else they do afterwards. As you said, the programme is about gardening and  presented by people with a passion for gardening.  What does it matter then, what they do afterwards?

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 21:10


I think it is disgusting.   We pay so much for our tv licences and with gardening as the UK's leading favourite past time, the BBC take off their one gardening programme for sport.  How many of us are real sport lovers, I can't stand it.   It shows the BBC don't really care .

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Posted: 22/06/2012 at 17:14

The "still to come" take about 30 seconds, usually.  I'm not stupid either and my attention span isn't that small.  They must put it there for a reason, they wouldn't put it there because they think  everyone is stupid.  It's no big deal, is it?

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Posted: 22/06/2012 at 16:05

I like the "still to come" as I like to be reminded what is coming up.   It's not that we can't remember, it's just nice to have a reminder, especially if you have to do things during the programme and you can time what are the important things to watch, or whether it is worth going on iplayer to watch it.

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Posted: 17/06/2012 at 11:39

Oh, "sotongeoff", thanks for the tip about Beechgrove Gardens.  I just found this on Youtube and love it.

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