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Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 09:53

One thing I didn't like when this years GW went to 1hr slots is the feeling that the BBC appeared to me to be using 'token' people as presenters.

With the nice black lady and the guy in the wheel chair, its as if the BBC are saying "Look at how diverse we are". All it needs if for Nick Bailey to be gay to complete the image. I don't see a need for that in this day and age.

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 16:26

Im probably quite the opposite. I love watching the bits filmed in Months' garden, and usually fast forward through everything else. For me, GW is all about Monty and Montys' garden. I love it.

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 14:58

I even wondered if we would be following his garden with a view to him taking over as GW presenter at his garden.

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 19:09

I see that Adam isn't showing us the development of his new garden on GW like he was last year. I wonder if its because he has since started to run a gardening school from his new house, with GW perhaps not wanting to appear to be supporting one of its presenters business interests?

Its a shame, I was interested in watching it develop.

Last edited: 08 September 2017 19:11:48

Monty Don books

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 17:10

Ive read quite a few Monty Don books, the most recent being his book about the dogs that he has owned during his life - My Family and Other Dogs, which is a lovely read.

His Jewel Garden book is also a very enjoyable read, covering his early life and the creation of his gardens.

And now Ive just preordered his new book - Down to Earth which comes out next month, which I'm looking forward to reading.

I do enjoy his books, he writes well and makes them such an enjoyable read.


Last edited: 01 September 2017 17:12:19

Readly Magazine App

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 13:50

Thanks, such a shame. On that basis I have now cancelled my Readly subscription.

Readly Magazine App

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:54

Anyone here subscribe to the Readly app to read magazines?

Have they stopped showing Gardeners World magazine, as I can't find it?

Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 23:07
Gardener John says:

Like you Geoff inspired me back in the day and to see how Nic and the team are preserving

it all and indeed moving it forward is great.

After seeing your photos I think another visit is looming for us.

Ps hope the bike performs well for you.

See original post


I was served by Nic in the nursery shop, where I bought one of Geoff Hamiltons DVD's.

As for my bike, it's a BMW R1200GSA I absolutely love riding it.

Last edited: 21 June 2017 23:07:27

Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:32

The gardens were quite busy and to get these photos I often had to wait a good 10 mins for an elderly person to slowly shuffle out of view .

It was a scorching hot day and Im glad upon arrival I'd changed out of my motorbiking gear and into shorts and T-shirt. I'd had to nip into the grassed overflow car park to change out of view of anyone as the toilet block was tiny and offered little room to do so.

Picnics are not allowed in the gardens but there is a cafe to use. But I noticed lots of people had brough their own food and had nipped back to their cars to eat.

More photos to follow.....

Last edited: 21 June 2017 16:33:03

Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:26

The Parterre Garden..

The Formal Pool and Knot Garden..

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