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Gardening on TV

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

According to the latest GW mag, the deluge of gardening TV seems set to continue - hooray 

However, all the upcoming programmes are listed as "times and dates TBC" ..... which doesn't help if you want to set the "record" button.  So i thought a thread to let others know if you spot something coming up would be handy.

i am particularly interested in Designs on Chelsea (BBC2) The Autistic Gardener (C4) Plant Odyssies (BBC2) and the Secret History of the British Garden.

Really enjoyed the Christine Walkden series earlier in the year, and the A-Z of gardens a couple of years back, but would have missed them completely if I had not heard about them on the Forum ....daytime telly and me rarely collide


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 09:33

How awful MrsG.  What a nasty thing to happen, and so close to home.  Hope they decide to stay away now they know the police have been round.  Hope litte'un is ok too - ((hugs))


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 09:26

Morning peeps

Grey and drizzly out there, but I have planting to do, so will put a hat on and get amongst it.  6 delphiniums bought last year and brought on in pots, are now looking very healthy and need to be put in the ground before they get much taller.  Not a day for sitting and staring - which might mean I get more done


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:56

Sun Umbrella patched .....i take personal responsibility if as a consequence there is no more sun til September 

Did some pottering out there - lovely to discover old friends putting in an appearance.  Particularly pleased that my astrantias seem to have doubled in size since last year ....hope they flower well too.

then came in and tested Littlest chicklet on her history revision ....can now recite all the causes of WW1 .....that black hand gang had a lot to answer for......


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 11:13

I'm going to see MD this Weds () - maybe I'll ask him

Never attempted to pronounce it before, so it will be easy for me to become one of the new "nip-hoff" brigade.

had rain, but not much - could do with some more, but gentle and overnight please

Need to get the sewing machine out today - our garden umbrella needs patching.  Thinking back, i think we have had it 16 years, so can't complain.

will also be potting up some sweetpeas, sowing some more foxgloves (outside this time) and feeding my clematis

Good news about Shadow.  Also, meant to ask Lizzie, did your seedlings survive the attentions of your housesitter??

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:37

Beautiful clematis Wintersong  Which ones are they?  Pink one is particularly pretty.

Matt - you have a good load of plantlets coming on

Berghill - wonderful to see your garden like that - it puts your slideshows into lovely context.  


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 07:45

 Overslept - somehow the alarmclock went back an hour.    Mr Chicky has launched into school run mode - I can't do rushed mornings

Keeping everything crossed for Shadow


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:03

 Here's to the next 2000!!


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 06:36

Sorry about your knee Clari - treat it gently for a bit.   Wots on the list ??


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 06:27

Morning peeps

Enjoy garden visiting Lizzie - looks like another glorious day for it.  Hope its somewhere with lots of tulips and blossom.  Happy Green Bin Yvie

Heading off on a course today - back tomorrow nicely whilst I am away

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