I agree - smashing programme and so genteel.
Big fan of Beechgrove here too - it is so nice to have 2 gardening programmes a week to look forward to
Whilst I enjoy watching both Gardener's World and Beechgrove, if I was only able to watch one of them it would (at the moment) be Beechgrove. I personally believe it gives clearer more practical advice for a beginner. Really impressed with Chris Bradshaw's slot with a couple of families with new gardens.
I'm a fan of Beechgrove too - and its not ousted for the boring snooker either!
The snooker goes on for so many days that I'm bored silly by the time the semi's arrive and I'm a snooker fan! Love gardening more though!
Love Beechgrove, I think the advice is clear concise, catering for all from Novice to expert. Don't cancel it!
I'm a fan of Beechgrove too. It gives clear concise practical advice on what to do in your garden. The section on the new gardens is very inspiring and just goes to show what can be done in an average sized garden.
I agree with you chicks, there's so many cooking programmes on it drives you crazy, it's so nice to have two gardening programmes on (a breath of fresh air) hope you've all had a lovely bank holiday
What is good about Beechgrove is that although they are often doing basic stuff, they are always asking 'why do I do it this way?' and experimenting with different ways of doing things - like whether or not to use crocks at the bottom of a plant pot. Without that experimenting, questioning thing, more advanced gardeners might find the programme to be a bit 'plodding', but since gardeners are all scientists in their own little way, testing, and querying, and comparing makes even the simplest task interesting. However, after a point made by someone on another thread last week, I did notice that the Beechgrove garden itself does look more like a smallholding than a cohesive and attractive whole. But then again, after visiting a 'proper' garden today, we did take some interest in the fact that there was a whole 'private' area of greenhouses and polytunnels and sheds. Shame, as I would have enjoyed poking about in those!!