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ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,261
Looks like this is back again on April 1st - Thursday evenings on BBC Scotland and Nationwide on Sunday mornings on BBC2.

Good practical gardeners and gardening with relevance to all of us, not just Scottish gardens and gardeners and with occasional contributions from Chris Beardshaw.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,529
    Ohh - good
    A gardener's gardening programme - I'm pleased to hear it's back again.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 4,098
    I agree good news. 
    AB Still learning

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,261
    Just a reminder - Thursday 1st of April at 8pm on BBC Scotland.

    Repeated nationwide on Sunday mornings on BBC2.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 4,098
    Great looking forward to it.
    AB Still learning

  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 3,990
    Re GW thread 
    Yes I loved the filo pastry tree too @Obelixx , I would never have the nerve to cut that much off a tree like he did those two.😮
    Mind you we did have to cut back by half our flamingo willow,  as the last few years had took its toll. Took it back to new growth, and it already looks better, even if it is now half the height. 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,256
    I am still in awe of the work the 3 gardeners did to reclaim the garden, especially when they couldn't get anywhere near it from January until March this year.
    I loved the filo pastry tree as well, but l think l would have had it out. It looked too big for the space, but the camera angles could have been deceptive.
    It was nice to see how happy "the team" looked to be back together again, and l hope it won't be long before George is able to leave "sunny Joppa" and join them at Beechgrove. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,261
    Impressive wasn't it?   Great to see the team back and with the head gardener now in front of camera too and all clearly happy to be back in the saddle, figuratively speaking.

    George is certainly happy with his loppers and pruning saw isn't he?   I've checked and there isn't a nursery in the Vendée that stocks the filo pastry tree but I'm pleased to see how fab my baby cercidiphyllum can get.  It's looking gorgeous at rhe mo with its young spring foliage, all toffee coloured and glowing in the sun.

    Looking forward to more of the recovery process, new projects and all the trials to come in the Beechgrove beds and grow houses and also to seeing what Kirsty does with her allotment.

    I hope we still get Mr Beardshaw too cos I want to see how his new allotment is working out.


    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 4,098
    I am very interested to see how the no dig beds got on. Were they as weed filled as the standard ones?
    AB Still learning

  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 3,990
    Everything they showed us was waist deep in weeds @Allotment Boy  it was hard to tell beds from paths
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,256
    @Allotment Boy Mairi's tour just refers to the vegetable garden as a whole, but l think most of the weeds were annuals, so it could have been affected by wind borne seeds.
    https://m.facebook.com/BeechgroveGarden/videos/741996703340333/
    Around the 3min 10s mark  :)
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