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Posted: 09/11/2012 at 21:22

Lovely to see Nigel returned to health! Very, very depressed to hear that tonights programme was the last one of the year!!!!!! Come on BBC - it's just not good enough! What am I to do on Friday night without my GW fix? Gardening and horticulture is a massive subject, and deserves to have much more attention.

Welcome to the garden design forum

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 07:44

My rambler rose Bobby James has been truly spectacular the last 5 years, but it is such a thug - has anyone given such a rose a severe pruning without killing it? Do I recall Monty Don pruning rambling roses on GW a couple of weeks ago? Help!

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 11:42

I agree with the majority of posts here. I shouted out loud at the telly when Monty said that Gardeners World would be off the air for 4 weeks!!!!! I pay my TV licence knowing I am going to get certain programmes. Yes, sport is important, but gardening and all things horticultural are too!!! What about 4 feature programmes about the gardeners who work at these sporting venues? I for one would love to hear about the massive planting schemes done at the Olympic site, the designer and the gardeners. Please BBC surely you can accomodate the needs of a huge population of gardeners by keeping a 30 minute programme running throughout the main growing season? I don't even mind if you change the channel and the day and time!


Do you consider gardening to be like art?

Posted: 11/03/2012 at 07:46

Just to see a buttercup close up or smell a honeysuckle or stroke a lambs ear, to feel the soil tremble between your fingers, to anticipate the spring in ones heart - is that not all art?

Monty Don

Posted: 11/03/2012 at 07:36

An hour slot of gardening on the beeb a week please! The subject is SO vast even an hour wouldn't do it justice. Also what happens to GW when the winter comes? I always think there is much that could be covered in the winter months that would enable us gardeners to be better prepared for the year ahead. Proper design instruction - measuring up etc.., analysing your soil, interviews with well known horticultural greats of this country, interviews with ordinary gardeners, plant collections, seed growers, tool makers, landscape artists, etc....etc...The argument about which presenters the public 'like' in my opinion is a waste of time. They ALL bring something different to the programme and that is extremely valuable. If there were more presenters NOT less than maybe the pressure would be off the main 3, AND the winter months could be covered very successfully. Wake up BBC gardening is going to be even MORE significant than ever in the future,-  growing food, wildlife, and education. Our grandchildren won't thank us if we neglect this area. 

Talkback: Carol Klein: Life in a Cottage Garden

Posted: 10/03/2012 at 10:21

Carol,  those lovely silver earrings that you wear! Are they snowdrops or bluebells or some other flower? Did you have them made for you or did you buy them off the shelf?  Would love to purchase a pair like them, can you tell me where you got them from?

snowdrops or bluebells

Posted: 10/03/2012 at 10:16

Carol Klein wears the most lovely silver earrings that look like snowdrops. Anyone know where she bought them from? many thanks

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