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Gardeners World ends next Friday

Paul NPaul N Bearsted, KentPosts: 303
Is it me or do does it seem a bit to early for our favourite programme to be ending for 2018? With so much colour in the garden and projects to do, another three or four weeks would suite me down to the ground. Or am I being greedy? And wouldn't it be nice, during the Winter, to have re-runs of Geoff Hamilton's GW? That would be nice to watch.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,496
    GW always finishes at the end of Oct.
    Couldn't agree more re. Geoff
    Treat yourself to an early Christmas present for only £8
    I re-watch the 3 series most winters
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Paul NPaul N Bearsted, KentPosts: 303
    Yes, I think my kids can afford £8 ;-) Now whether I can work the DVD player is another matter. My wife and I visited Barnsdale a few years ago and I loved the place as it brought back so many happy memories of his programmes. We also visited his grave in the local churchyard.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,853
    I have the DVD as well. I like the Paradise gardens best.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Jules41Jules41 Posts: 178
    Does anyone remember the series "Victorian Garden" ? It was on one of the Freeview channels a while ago. Really enjoyed the lack of background music and whizzy camera shots which made it very calming and easy to watch.  
  • Paul NPaul N Bearsted, KentPosts: 303
    I love all gardens with the exception of these fast make-over gardening programmes. I can appreciate the sentiment behind why they are made but tackiness doesn't begin to describe them. No expense spared, throw money at it. Alan Titchmarsh is better than that. I've been an ardent fan of GW since the days of Percy Thrower and Arthur Billett, and now love Beechgrove Garden equally. I lovely peaceful hour with a glass of wine. Deep joy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,496
    Jules41 said:
    Does anyone remember the series "Victorian Garden" ? It was on one of the Freeview channels a while ago. Really enjoyed the lack of background music and whizzy camera shots which made it very calming and easy to watch.  
    I've got that series on DVD too - as you say it's so gentle, slowly paced and relaxing - perfect for winter viewing. I'm sure I only paid about £12 for the set - seems quite expensive now
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,419
    edited October 2018
    Gardeners World Ends Next Friday!
    I thought this thread would be about the apocalypse :o
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561
    Blame the schedulers who, clearly, are not gardeners and don't know how much is going on in the garden in autumn.  For some reason we've stopped getting winter specials like GH's wonderful series on Cottage, Paradise and Ornamental Kitchen gardenings.  I could happily live with never seeing another Monty special as I find them poorly researched and uninformative to the point of being a major irritation.

    They could do re-run of AT's How to be a Gardener too - filmed before he got all precious and emotive and was just sharing the joys and fun and wonders of plants and gardening.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • I just bought geoff Hamilton dvd good dvd to watch, if it helps I bought mine used but good as new from cex £2 if you buy from shop or extra £1.50 for postage if none in shop nearby.

  • Paul NPaul N Bearsted, KentPosts: 303
    Obelixx said:
    Blame the schedulers who, clearly, are not gardeners and don't know how much is going on in the garden in autumn.  For some reason we've stopped getting winter specials like GH's wonderful series on Cottage, Paradise and Ornamental Kitchen gardenings.  I could happily live with never seeing another Monty special as I find them poorly researched and uninformative to the point of being a major irritation.

    They could do re-run of AT's How to be a Gardener too - filmed before he got all precious and emotive and was just sharing the joys and fun and wonders of plants and gardening.
    Obelixx, I don't often disagree with you but for me Monty is an absolute must-watch. I've heard comments in the past about his lack of formal horticultural training but da Vinci had no training in art and didn't make a bad job of things. For me he has the 'right' voice, comforting and reassuring, much like GH. Perhaps why TB was unsuccessful in hosting GW, a big turn off. Too nasal and giggly. AT? Yes, very very watchable in his day but he diversified into other fields and when he did return to gardening, it was with that make-over show where everything has to be laughed about with silly faces to camera, and tens of thousands of £ spent on gazebos, sheds, decking and NZ tree ferns.
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