Gardeners' World hibernating

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?

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    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?

     

  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    This is a question that is asked every year, I appreciate the production crew may want a break but I would like to see them come back in February.

    I also think we could have half hour slots of all the gardens they have visited this year. I am sure other posters could think of some other specials that they would like to see.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Verdun-this site has little to do with Gardeners World TV-you need to contact the BBC direct

    Monty Don has filmed a series on French Gardens that is due to be shown at some point-there maybe other garden shows that we don't know about and there is usually a GW at Christmas

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    A dream I know but hour long in season, half  an hour inwinter, with ideas about planning gardens, re-cap etc

     

  • yakramyakram Posts: 20
    imagesotongeoff 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. image

    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.  image

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    There is still the rather quaint GQT on Radio 4

    I have noticed that the tv planner shows that although next week is the last GW as such it doesn't disappear there must be something following at 8.30 on Fridays -probably some specials.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    almost every visit up the allotment in the last good few weeks iv been on mi tod, nobody in sight and iv come to  love it, iv named the allotment as a 2 allotment,,image it seems a lot of people agree? they find it 2wet ,2hot,2cold,2busy,2hard, they really don't know what there missing ,Wellies on, mug of coffee, sat in front of mi little pond planning  for next year, nature allover the place,absolute heaven,image   but must get some welly inserts my feet are starting to feel the cold a bit even with mi thermal socks  on, so good luck all and as i speak the suns gone and rain has arrived

    good luck all

    Alan4711

  • you are right,gardening in winter may not be that exciting,but its lovely to get out and sweep the leaves ,mess about tiding up the shed and general things,to feel the seasons,the cold hands with a hot mug of tea ,always something to do or plan.image

  • Caz WCaz W Posts: 1,353

    Alan & Rose - I quite agree and the best thing of all is that you have to stop and come in around 4 when it starts getting dark image.

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