The first Gardeners' World

As I write, the first, long-awaited GW starts in a couple of moments. Nobody will bother with this forum while it is on, I imagine, but afterwards I'd be interested to know what people thought of it.



  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 3,643

    We shall see, hope it's a good show like to watch any gardening show on tv

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    I'm sky + ing so I shall await the debateimage
  • chelliechellie Posts: 37
    So far so good so glad to have a garden programme on again xx
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
  • Well, I loved every minute and learnt a lot, especially from Joe. I know how to proceed with my borders now. Rather exciting!

  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506

    Hi GG I think you said this before , 25 Min's is not long enough  I did like Monty's double deep beds for extra drainage


  • I liked his deep-dug paths for drainage, too, and the bricks looked great.

  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 3,643

    Well I enjoyed the show learnt some bits good path making I need to do one like that in the garden and Joe bits were interesting something to think about there

    The raised beds of monty's look great much better than last year I want nice raised beds that look that neat.

    so far 1st programme good I think

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,722


    A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in - Greek proverb 
  • Hi, Gardengirl. Hard to abbreviate your pseudonym without making it exactly like mine - GG. I agree - good programme, but couldn't believe it when it was over! Too short!

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    So what's new - i have double deep beds for better drainage -I can't see me digging out my new paths in thick clay that deep, and again not that much content. Joes bit could have been a whole programme, I'm sure there's more to winter border than dogwood

    It was good to just see a gardening programme but I always feel unsatisfied when GW has finished.

  • Hi, Dove. I quite agree about the lack of depth, but that has to do with the lack of time and it is unsatisfying. It reminds me of the newer methods of schoolteaching where everything is delivered in five-minute nuggets, as though people could not concentrate for longer.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    Thanks for the reminder gardening grandma. I'm not much of a TV watcher and tend to let things go by me. Loved the winter garden.

    Been to visit friends today. They have Daphne 'Jacqueline Postill'. Stunning, scent hit me as i got out of my car.

  • I especially enjoyed Joe planning the cottage garden. Would love for him to come and plan for me. He wouldn't believe just how small some peoples gardens are!! 7m by 4.6m.

    As everyone says MUCH MUCH too short

  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506

    Verdun ,I have to admire your optimism ( next week's hot sunshine) hehehe


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    Clogherhead, Verdun is right. Spring is next week. I thought it was this week but I was a bit premature. 

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    But wouldn't it be lovely...

  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 3,643

    same here I thought what to do now bit - what it is nearly over already I was enjoying that, I do think it would be nice if it was a bit longer

    It was like spring a bit warmer then went colder may be summer came and went

    makes me feel like I need to sort out this and that in the garden my list will be getting longer and also need to sit and look at displays like Joe did just enjoy the garden and get plant for smell like Rachael was looking at

  • Too much crammed into too little space.

    Nice to see Nigel looking well, although I thought Monty was starting to look his age.

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