Posted: 10/02/2015 at 04:33
Beechgrove Garden, Aye, aye aye, fairly that, aye, oh aye!
I'm not sure when it's on. I don't watch live television so I just pick it up on iPlayer, with my PC location set as London so the programmes I have more of an interest in are listed not a bunch of Glasgow-centric ones or Gaelic, which, By Eck, is all BBC S---land seem to be good for these days. If you set your location to 'S*otland' the programme will be available Friday, if elsewhere in the UK, Sunday.
The current Beechgrove Garden, which I presume is owned by the production company has moved out of Aberdeen into an undisclosed location in the Shire. The first Beechgrove garden one was in the walled grounds of BBC Aberdeen in the Beechgrove area of Aberdeen near the main hospital campus. One used to see the 22 bus going past in the programme. Incidentally the BBC started off in Aberdeen [2BD station] as a sublet in the premises of my first employer.sx
The garden wasn't very big which was part of the draw of the programme, they 'kept it real' appealing to the everyday back- gardeners while Gardeners' World had a reputation of being for the landed, well-off and those who could shovel money at the garden. That's so not Aberdonian and probably not of the austere 70s.
My late dad used to take me along to the open day every year that he had the weekend off and it was apparent how small the gardens were in real life compared to how they appeared on television. I'm not sure if the BBC still have a station in Aberdeen, if the site is now all executive apartment boxes but if there is still a station, like everything else it has probably been homogenised and de-localised by the separatists in Glasgow.