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Hello Gardeners,

    I'm desperately searching for the name of an old British gardening show I believe I watched here in America in the 80's. It could have been produced in the 70's. I've looked everywhere and can't find anything, not even a photo on Google.

    There was an older couple presenting/gardening. The woman presenter was short, feisty & a bit bossy to her taller husband. They presented in all kinds of weather. The show was set in a part of a garden where the day's work was to be done. The quality of the film was not modern.

Anybody have any ideas?



  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,923

    Maybe Fanny and Johnnie Craddock had an American sideline in gardening.image

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    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053

    that's who sprung to my mind pansyface.

    Did you ever see the episode when they made doughnuts? at the end Johnny spoke to camera and said ( I'm not making this up ) "I hope all your doughnuts turn out like Fanny's"

  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286

    My thought too!

    Bit of a 70's TV fan but I can't put my finger on this one at all. There was a BBC program that went through all the old gardening presenters, can't remember the name of it either, but with 70's TV if you can figure if it was BBC or ITV it cuts down the search a bit. So if some one remembers that and it is on Youtube at least OP can see if it was included and a BBC show. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,010

    The Good Life? image 

    I'll get my coat ......

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117

    Was there one called mr smith years ago ?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117

    That's him!, I was only young but I remember my mum and dad watching him, wouldnt it be great to go back in time Nutcutlet image 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166


    not sure about going back in time flumpy.  I'll have to think about thatimage


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..1996 was a good year.... won £50,000 on the lottery.... blew the lot... nothing to show for it...


  • Ah it's nice to see this topic has sparked some memories. So far nobody seems to remember the show I'm thinking of. It definitely was a 2 person show with the woman doing most of the talking and getting the gentleman to do some of the hardest work. They were buffeted by wind and wore raincoats on the rainy shows. Always outdoors.

    Hopefully some more folks will ask around about it and maybe we'll get an answer. Here in America when I was younger we watched Crockett's Victory Garden which played on local public broadcast stations.

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