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  • Geoffrey Smith is the reason I got into gardening, I was absolutely enthralled by his enthusiasm and love of tiny alpines.  I was all of 15 years old when I fist saw this programme on TV. He was an inspiration to many people.

    I also think gardeners question time is brilliant and funny. I like to listen to it in the shed! image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,755

    Wasn't he just truly wonderful?  OH knew that Mr Smith was his only rival image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,755

    http://www.amateurgardening.com/home/late-tv-gardener-geoffreys-smiths-garden-for-sale/

    I wonder who's got this now image  Whoever it is, I hope they appreciate it - I'm green with envy!

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  • I'm new to GQT, but i was thrilled to find out it's available on BBC Iplayer, they go right back to july 2009... Think i've caught up on the last 12 months so far... 

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qp2f/episodes/player

     

     

     

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    GQT, is an amusing prog, but sometimes I think that the panel are on a different planet, with all the fancy latin names popping up here and there. I am not impressed by this, BUT I  do enjoy the 'crack'. They said last week, NEVER grow garlic on a north facing slope. I  grow my garlic on a well north facing slope, and it does quite well thank you, so all the professional advice can be taken with a pinch of growmore.  I treat the prog like a recipe. Get an idea, then vamp it from there. Heap good compost there Kemo Sabay.

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Onwards and upwards !

  • I love garden's question time and have listened to it since i was small as my mum had radio 4 on constantly

    I love having the radio on, on a sunday when I am down the allotment image But I am subscribed to the podcast as well and  if i have missed it (which is more likely then not) will listen during the week when  I am sat working looking out my window wishing I was gardening rather then sorting out my VAT return image 

     

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/gqt

    Here's the link for the pod cast image

     

  • Poor Gary, bet he wished he hadnt wrote in ha ha, I listen to GQT on fridays or on my iPad if I miss it, I wait until I decide to clean my kitchen floor or something then I can forget my chores and enjoy the program. I think



    I do think that amateur gardeners like us should protest to the bbc or itv about the lack of knowledgable gardening program's on tv. I get very frustrated following Carol around grand gardens pointing out the flows and sways of this and that plant and one or two tips on propagating. Why cant they dedecate an hours program in Carol or Montys or Bobs shed answering questions and demonstrating as many problems as possible.

    I think Bob Flowerdew is down to earth and very practical, apart from the excessive recycling he is my kind of gardener .

    i think the lack of ordinary down to earth gardening tips is extremely lacking.

    Ok said my piece I'll go clean a cupboard or dig a hole now.
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