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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,732

    No Aster, she's been around for a while. ( in a warm loving way )


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,985

    Rachel de Thame trained with the Royal Ballet but had to give up when she was 19 after she had had glandular fever. She did some modelling. But then decided to do a course in Horticulture. I think she first joined Gardener's World in 2007. She doesn't appear in it as much as she used to. She's 54. I like her.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,828

    Surely it's Nelly!

    Rachel only started modelling when she was pregnant and a friend asked her to model some maternity clothes she'd designed.    She has since studied for and gained qualifications in plants and plantsmanship tho that clearly didn't cover grasses judging by her programme on planting them in her own country garden.   I liked her series in GW on rescuing gardens.  She certainly got stuck in and isn't just decorative.

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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I'll stir the pot imageimage

    To me Monty isn't like Marmite love / hate him. I know some members have heard him give talks and enjoyed them, I have one of his books. I can take him or leave him I would prefer to see plants rather than dogs on GW however cute they are. 

    Lizzie I did not realise Rachel was that age it only seems a couple of years ago since she was having another child. 

  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

    I'm with you on seeing plants rather than dogs, KEF.

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    I'd quite like to see some cats too image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,536

    Did I miss episode 3. I watched the first two on catch up and it says that episode 4 is this Thursday, but I can't find episode 3

  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,063

    There is a bit of sycophancy on BDSS, but it's mostly in the voiceover - I don't think she gets paid if she doesn't refer to "the nation's favourite gardener" at least once, preferably three times in each episode. It's the only thing that really annoys me on that programme, so I have to try to tune those bits out.

    I think Monty's fab, I think the programme's fab, I have no problem with some of the participants coming over all unnecessary at the thought of Monty Don being in their garden... but why keep banging on about him being the nation's favourite gardener in the voiceover? If it's true, it doesn't need saying.

    I also love GW but there is a *little* too much time given over to shots of dogs walking down paths. I can live with that for my little slice of heaven on a Friday evening though image.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,732

    surely Alan Titchmarsh is the Nation's Favourite Gardener?

    Hard hats at the ready.

    She made the mistake of 15m square again this week. It should have been 15 square metres.

    I've got my hard hat on. I'm fine now.image

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