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The Secret History Of The British Garden

Hi just wondered if all you fellow gardeners enjoyed this four programs by good old Monty Don as much as I did.At this time of year programs like this provide me with a lifeline in these dark winter days here in Derbyshire. Last nights programme on the 20th century was best for me as I have lived through half of it. This series proved once again how important it is to remember and learn from our history especially in gardening. I like most of you look forward to Spring and the new Year in the garden Wishing you all a Merry Christmas..


  • It has been a delight indeed image

    Merry Christmas to you too Gardener John image

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

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,586

    I've recorded it so don't give away the " secrets"image

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949
    How funny you mention this, I've just been watching recordings of this and have been finding it rather fun. It has a nicely leisurely pace without being slow and does flow so nicely.

    Merry Christmas John!
  • A REAL treat, but too short!

  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

    I haven't watched the last episode yet, but I thoroughly enjoyed the first three. The second one (18th century) was my favourite, because it explained so much about how the landscape had been shaped. I'm making a list of places to visit come summer...

  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

    Definitely, Jo. I've just watched the last episode, the first garden is now on my list as well. (Will have to watch it again to get the name of the place.)

  • MobowMobow Posts: 92

    I've enjoyed the programmes too.

    I've just noticed that the last one is being repeated on BBC2 tonight at 11.15pm. A chance to watch it if you missed it or to catch the names of the gardens.

    The ones that stick in my mind are Hestercombe (Jekyll and Lutyens) and Sissinghurst. I've been meaning to visit the the first one as it's not too far from me. Something to put on next's year's To Do List

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