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Great British Garden Revival

MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
I've only seen the first part about wildlife gardening with Monty Don, absolutely hooked. Now need to watch part 2 Joe Swift on front gardens.


  • It was great I watched it all tonight, what a pretty picture all those yellow flowers together,  I am hooked too just what is needed on tv

    Hampshire Gardener
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    Enjoyed the second part as well, now want to dig out all the block paving and start again, but would be hard pushed to get OH to agree...At least I can plant a tin bath of wild flowers image
  • Your OH may well do it or remove a few, did he see the programme if so maybe inspired as well, I did like the milk truck with plants in so handy and a nice look around the GC there, me like that alleyway of plants so colourful

    Hampshire Gardener
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    no Gg OH not home so didn't see prog, only a few years since paid a fortune for pving and it is so practical. I can do more with pots etc on the front to address gardening and neighbourliness but not really improving drainage issues.

    Hope the non-gardeners and especially the budding / wannabe gardeners are inspired but really needs to be repeated in spring to get newbies into action I think, tricky to start gardening at this time of year for anyone but new gardeners often need fairly instant results to keep their enthusiasm going, or at least things they can do straight away - and the same for more seasoned gardeners trying new areas/ ideas, perhaps...

    Looking forward to the next programmes.
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,379

    No time to watch tonight, but looking forward to settling down tomorrowimage

  • Just watched it, I do feel motivated to get on with creating a wildflower area in my garden. The part about front gardens was interesting but not relevant to me as I don't live on a street. I'm missing out on the community aspect of gardening!

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    It was nice to watch when everything here is receding back due to the winter months approaching. Take your point MrsG about the programmes being repeated in the Spring.

    My fronts gravelled because it's in total shade most of the day but thankfully no drainage problems. Will try planting some grasses in the spring to break it up a little. There are some shrubs in there at present and blue bells come back year after year but ferns may do well in shade.

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    Landgirl, im sure the benefits of not living on a street far outweigh those of the community aspect of gardening! Enjoy planning your new wildflower patch!
  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Couldn't watch tonight as I had visitors all evening, but recorded it and after all your comments I'm really looking forward to watching it tomorrow evening.

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    Hope we've not built it up so much for it to be a let down...
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