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Monty in the rain

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:31

Let's hope the water has subsided before the new GW prog starts on 07 March.

Northern Light

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 20:25

You can get a flight for about three hours, with lecturer, to see the Northern Lights for about £200 from designated airports.

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 19:08

Hi Obelixx - good to hear from you.  I am mainly "Sir Lurkalot" on this board as mostly others have already said what I was going to say.   Good luck with the foot reconstruction; I use MBT footwear to counteract foot pain as 'they' won't operate on mine.  My metal hips are now 5 years old but let me know if I do too much!  Yes, still at Tatton and just finished tying in long rows of summer raspberries before I spend the next few months in the glasshouses.  OH gets his 10 year volunteer badge from the NT this year.  Gardeners World or BBC productions filmed 'the history of the walled garden' here and elsewhere about 10 years ago, so it's time for them to return.  Or maybe we could host a couple of Beechgrove sessions?

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 13:00

Hi Obelixx - busy as ever - how's gardening life with you?  I agree GW had better pull its welly socks up.

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 19:48

Beechgrove goes nationwide on Sunday morning 07 April, time not specified, according to gardening press.  Can't wait.

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 11:25
sotongeoff wrote (see)

There is still a programme next week-series finishes then

This has happened ever year since the series started in the last century-looking at it logically would you say what you will be doing be compulsive viewing? 

Gardeners are always looking forward.

Lord Reith envisaged television as a tool to educate and inform throughout the year.  The world of horticulture is worried that amateur gardeners have either forgotten, or do not know, that the autumn period is best for planting shrubs, etc and the winter period is best for garden projects to make the garden look stunning in the spring, summer and autumn.  Whilst gardening in these periods may not be riveting, the work is essential for good results the following year, and the only gardening programme hibernating over these important months does not help those who wish to know how to garden properly.  

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 19:51

I note with dismay that GW is going into hibernation mode after tomorrow's programme - whereas to gardeners of the 'old school' (like me) now is the START of the gardening year, the time for making plans, preparing the ground for next year's crops, organising crop rotation, making leafmould, collecting wood ash and manure, turning out compost bins, ordering seeds, making changes to the garden, etc., etc., and should be an exciting time, not a dormant one.  Where is the guidance for new gardeners or am I old-fashioned and should just ignore the garden until Easter as GW seems to do every year?

Gardeners' Question Time

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:47

The Broadoak Hotel public house is our daughter & family's local in Ashton-under-Lyne, and we pass it every time we go to see them.  There is a blue plaque on the pub wall, and a memorial garden on the opposite side of the road, beautifully maintained by the Council.  We enjoyed the mix between 1947 and today.  Long may it continue and I hope to be listening to the 100th anniversary programme - I shall be very old and very gnarled by then.


Posted: 14/08/2012 at 20:28

Selected seeds at half price, too.  Many varieties of chillies to try, but didn't find Scotch Bonnet.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 10:58

Thank you BBC2, for listening to us gardeners, for not knocking GW off for the Olympics, and for useful advice on Friday's (27 July) programme.  Long may this consideration continue.

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