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im so glad that gw is on for 1h

AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361

im so glad that gw is on for a full hour. 30m never seems long enough. 

is this going to be a permanent thing?



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,746

    Hi Giddy. So far I think it is just an 8 week trial. I love the hour long programme too.

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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 5,715

    I wasn't as impressed with the second programme, having loved most of the first.  There were more sections where I felt myself reaching for the remote to do some channel hopping.  Inevitable I suppose when they are adding more content.  I still feel the weakest part is the urban gardening stuff.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,746

    I have to agree there KT. I would prefer to see more of Monty and garden though I found the Carol Klein item on the Rose family interesting. I would love it if they put ALL the plant names in all the sections on screen so that we know what to go away and research.

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  • On the subject of the urban gardening, I was surprised that she only used a bit of bendy wire with the rubber on the outside to hold up the vertical planters. Surely that would fall down sharpish?

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    The urban gardening bit is very weak.  I would rather see streets where neighbours have worked hard in small front gardens to make them attractive. .. . . I think that would give more inspiration to others.

    SW Scotland
  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Same thinking here too.  I'm still pleased that the programme is an hour long.  I love Countryfile too but not every section interests me.  Horses for courses, as they say.

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 5,715

    The urban garden section seems more like 60 Minute Makeover, or Changing Rooms.  Looks fine as long as you don't look too closely - or come back to see how it's lasted.

    I've enjoyed Carol's more in-depth pieces.

  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,909

    I think the urban gardening bit is aimed at really novice novices, so probably not most of the regulars on here. I'm enjoying the tropical garden sections. I've not a snowball's chance of ever doing that here but I watched the London garden and picked up quite a few ideas for my own roof garden image. Haven't quite fixed that chap's name yet, but I like him - nice quiet presenter who lets the people he's talking to speak. The only one I haven't liked so far was the lady in the Torquay garden who didn't let the guy get a word in edgewise. But his garden was interesting, even if we were all left messing with the replay button trying to catch the plant names 

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  • Going to have a go of taking cuttings from my roses - especially 'That Jazz', as my other half keeps taking fresh flowers for his Moroccan cooking!?

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