Latest posts by Lowenna


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 09:25

Yes, we need some sunshine down here in Cornwall too. I love chatting about gardens and gardening so will be a regular visitor to Talkback 

a very miserable lady.

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 08:35

Same here down near Land's End - only the weeds are thriving  

Why the Gap?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 14:28

If you sign a contract as a presenter, you honour it - don't book other things.

In this age of technology when lots of things are presented live, there is no excuse for post production to take over a week.

There are already unsurmountable geographical differences when giving topical tips and tasks - for example, I live down by Land's End and am often weeks ahead of MD's suggestions - but to add to the difficulties by filming so far in advance, is just very poor television.

P.S. Surely the proms is only boring music and could be restricted to radio 

Why the Gap?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:09

Why is ( and this is not a new phenomenom) Gardener's World filmed over a week before transmission? The weather is often totally different and the tasks are not as relevant. Lots of the show is prerecorded ( visits to growers etc) and need only to be patched in. Surely the bits from the main presenter's garden could be filmed on the day before transmission, not 9 days before as was happening this week ( according to MD's Twitter feed)

jeyes fluid

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 09:30

Yes, JF will definitely kill plants.

Coverage of Hampton Court Flower Show

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 10:26

I'm not really into wildlife gardening ( I live in the depths of the countryside and wildlife is rampant  ) but it seems to be the topic of choice at the moment. Thought the programmes have been interesting but can't wait for GW to return

what is the red chilli for please?

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 10:24

I'm new, and was also wondering about the chillies.

Coverage of Hampton Court Flower Show

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 09:42

I've sertainly spent more than £13,000 on my garden  and I would certainly do without a lawn, in fact mine shrinks year by year as I add more beds. I'm not looking forward to the apparent emphasis on veg in the later programmes, I expect that's where Alys will come in.I'll certainly watch  the other 2 evening programmes though - there's so little ablout plants and gardens on tv, it'd be rude not to 

Coverage of Hampton Court Flower Show

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 16:10

Just wondered what people thought of the first programme from Hampton Court, this morning?

GW Presenters

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 10:24

There are 4 presenters, each one tackiling a different aspect of gardening.None of them are on screen for very long.We each have our own preferences but if we like gardening, we'll watch them all. 

They have to have someone with a big garden ( and GH and AT both had "rolling acres" to play with, GH even bought extra land) so that different aspects of gardening can be covered.How much mileage would you get if the presenter had a small urban plot? The programme is much better when it comes from a presenter's garden, they have ownership and care about the resultant effect.That's one reason Toby couldn't continue, his garden isn't big enough.

Personally I love CK, think JS is a good designer and knows about city gardenuing,RdT is fine, wafting around gardens and she does know about plants and although I personally can't stand MD he's doing a reasonable job.

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Coverage of Hampton Court Flower Show

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