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The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

A bit of information on the first programme of the new series -Friday 8th March BBC2 8.30-not sure if there are regional variations




  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Well they seem to have taken over GW magazine so perhaps it will be better

  • Im with Brumbull, I think there should be a dedicated channel too. How refreshing to see something educational, inspiring, challenging & exciting all in one programme rather than nost of the rubbish thats on tv.. Roll on 8th March

  • Quite agree with you Brumbull.  Have been waiting on GW being back on since it finished last autumn!

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Dedicated TV channel - fine - but only if you can afford the fees for Sky or whatever you watch. Only Freeview here

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 20,053

    There was a gardening channel but it didn't have enough viewers which means not enough advretising revenue so its plug was pulled.

    I do agree though that there's a ludicrous amount of repeats of all sorts of rubbish on the Beeb at the mo and some of the wall to wall cookery and antiques could be replaced with a daily dose of old gardening programmes in season.  They could repeat GW from Geoff H from from Monday to Friday taking 5 different years but the same week of broadcast. 

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Its great to know that Gardeners World will be back on our screens in March. I agree with Brumbull that it would be nice have more gardening programmes on. It would be nice to Geoff Hamilton again. Obelixx is correct, there was a gardening channel and it was taken off which was a real shame because it was good. image

  • Any programs about gardening are good for me

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Nice one !

  • MelspadMelspad Posts: 73

    Ideas on creating specialist gardens from scratch would be great i.e. Secret garden, woodland garden etc.  I love gardening and plants but find the planning side difficult.  How do you plant up with lots of trees and shrubs and not hide a good view and take too much shade; simple things like that.  Perhaps just a bit more in depth information on how to underplant and time lapse pictures from start to finish and then possibly upkeep to retain the effect you want.  There are so many options.  I love water features, but no one shows you how to do the finishing touches in detail, i.e. hiding the edges of pond liner and planting up around the edges to give a natural effect.  I could go on and on.  Please, please be more inspired for us gardeners who do not have the artistic ability to sit and sketch what they want on paper.  Wonderful web site - I glean so much information.  Thanks you.


  • ginagibbsginagibbs Posts: 756

    I would love to see more gardening programs, I am currently watching ABC of gardening on Catch up when I get fed up with all the tv trash we have to edure these days.

    Would love to see the Victorian Garden again to see what the "Old Boys" used to do (in their suits and ties!!) Imagine gardening dressed up like that now!

    Looking forward to seeing Monty and Carol on GW, love their enthusiasm!!


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