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Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 18:47


i sent an email to the BBC about GW but cancelled and received quite a nice response. One hour trials - yippppee! In case anyone wants to read here it is:

Thanks for getting in touch about Gardeners’ World. We appreciate that you’re frustrated with the scheduling of the current series, particularly the interruptions due to live sporting events. 

We’d like to assure you that Gardeners' World is an important part of the BBC Two schedule and we do try to minimise these disruptions. That said, our commitment to live sport coverage, which is also enjoyed by BBC Two viewers, does mean our schedule is occasionally subject to change.

Two episodes of Gardeners’ World have made way for the Snooker World Championship and the Golf Masters - both of which are time specific live events – but the overall number of programmes in the series will remain the same. 

Gardeners’ World will be back next week, when Monty and the team will be at the RHS Malvern Spring Flower Show. In the meantime though, you can catch up with Monty for some specially filmed Jobs for the Weekend at

Thank you again for your feedback - it really is useful for our programme and scheduling teams to hear directly from viewers. For example, we’re trialling some special one-hour editions of Gardeners’ World later in the year after viewers told us that they’d like to see a longer show. 

We hope we’ve been able to address your concerns and demonstrate that the BBC remains committed to Gardeners World. 

Kind Regards

BBC Complaints

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:47

Where on earth is the logic?  Gardening has become so much more popular these days. It makes no sense to then cancel a 30 minute prog. 


Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:27

I've just heard that GW is cancelled again this Friday too. Please tell me this isnt correct?  On a bank holiday Monday weekend too, at the busiest time of year for many gardeners.

I can feel a strongly worded email to the BBC coming on!!


Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:21

I have a lot of colleagues from the US "reaching out to me". I also have some UK colleagues wanting to "square the circle", "touch base" and "take a helicopter view". 

My most recent teeth grinder is colleagues who buy time while they think of what to say by saying "what it is is" - drives me potty along with "at the end of the day" and  starting every sentence with the word "fundamentally"!

It can be like one long tedious episode of The Apprentice in my office sometimes. 


What is your weather like?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 15:04

Snowing in my part of Nottinghamshire!! Not settling but it's pelting down! 


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:58

In sowed some last year and they didn't flower. They look nice and string now though And I expevt them to flower this year.

I also bought some as small plants and they did flower. Really nice flowers, quite late on, and I have kept some dried....but the leaves look very weed-like. 

Average gardeners spending

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:27

What with Austin Reed now collapsing into administration they'll be nowhere left to buy decent clothes soon!  Wonder if I can grow some cotton?!

Average gardeners spending

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 22:21

£47 per garden centre visit surely?! 

I don't smoke, or buy designer outfits, or go to fancy pants restaurants (well, not if work isn't paying!) so if plants are my guilty pleasure then so be it!! 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 22:11

Sorry to hear that Lillp Pilly. Hope there is some positive treatment x

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:32

Planted three climbing roses and lots of other goodies from my garden centre trip yesterday.

Put my spuds in. 

Planted up lots of seedlings.

Completely cream crackered and very very happy.

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