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drc726

By drc726

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Did anyone see Alan Titchmarsh on ITV tonight? I thought it was a great watch and loved the small garden amazing what they had achieved. Its on for another 7 weeks and I cannot wait if they are all as good as this.

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Not yet, I taped it to watch in bed later as I spend time on here.lol

10 Jun, 2011

 

Not seen it but My Mum told me I'd like it so will watch on demand :):):)

10 Jun, 2011

 

I'm just watching it now on ITV+1

10 Jun, 2011

 

Snap! Lol, Michaella, I've done that too! It sounds good Drc! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

10 Jun, 2011

 

I enjoyed it, - but where did they find those manky cats from? lol

10 Jun, 2011

 

Going to watch it right now, I had it taped.

10 Jun, 2011

 

it was very good and that garden was beautiful.
Like you drc726 I am looking forward to the other 7 programmes.

It was great to watch AT again and ,[in my eyes any way,] made Gardeners World and Monty Don even more boring to watch.

10 Jun, 2011

 

loved your comment Kfunsters, lol .They were manky I agree

10 Jun, 2011

 

Yes I thought it was excellent. Agree about the cats!!!

10 Jun, 2011

 

Well, I shall shut down now... and bid you all goodnight...I shall go in my cosy bed and watch it :)))) very excited me :)))) See you all tomorrow and have a good night...

10 Jun, 2011

 

I enjoyed it. I've never seen such mingy cats!

10 Jun, 2011

 

Darn it I forgot, hope they put it on iplayer, thats where I always watch GW...my memory is getting old..

10 Jun, 2011

 

Im going to watch it now too......sky+ is wonderful...:>) nite all xx

10 Jun, 2011

 

It was great to watch especially after seeing DottyDaisy's blog. I felt like I'd already been there. The garden was lovely, I like Alan T. I feel he is more of a real gardener than some other TV Celebs. The couple at the house have done such a fab job of their garden, stunning, if you visit Dotty's blog you will see more of the garden. I wasnt so interested in the other features ie. the bees and cats but still interesting viewing.

10 Jun, 2011

 

I really enjoyed it too..my kind of gardening programme..and a beautiful garden ..:o)

10 Jun, 2011

 

Yes I agree Dawn the cats and bees were not needed the garden was enough.I am going to look again at DD's blog as I will appreciate it more now

10 Jun, 2011

 

I must admit I likes the bee feature, I been thinking about keeping bees for a while, does anybody on GOY keep them? There has been a bees nest in my wooden compost heap for the last couple of years and they really don't bother me.

10 Jun, 2011

 

I agree Dawn, this garden was enough in 1/2 hour programme it didnt need cats and bees from other gardens.

10 Jun, 2011

 

Oh dear, I'm the odd one out then as it disappointed me completely. Not enough info. about the planting in the garden, beautiful though it was, and as for the 'Catatorium', what was that all about? The lady of the garden seemed to have been rehearsing her lines too when Mr. T was putting the pond rocks in. I preferred seeing the pics of the garden on Dottydaisy's blog . . . .

10 Jun, 2011

 

Although far from perfect ST at least we had a look at a garden that was made by people like us and not so called designers! I felt so sorry for those locked up cats.

10 Jun, 2011

 

I did enjoy it but thought it was rather 'bitty'. Too many extra's crammed in and not enough about the garden. I'll be back for more of Alan T next week :o)

10 Jun, 2011

 

Indeed, the 'before' photo showed just how much time & effort has gone into creating a lovely garden. Our cat perked up twice when the bell round the cat's neck rang ... lol! : o ))

10 Jun, 2011

 

LOL Shirley so did Daisy who was 'watching' it with me!

10 Jun, 2011

 

After watching DD`s blog I`m sorry to say I was rather disappointed even though I am a great fan of Mr T. I felt it would have been much better if more time had been spent on the layout and planting. Mr T tweeking the pond area seemed rather contrived.
However, I did enjoy Monty and his garden.

10 Jun, 2011

 

I enjoyed it, lovely garden but in my eye that's not a small garden. The summer house and pond would almost fill my little plot. How about a program for very tinny gardens or back yards. Maybe Mr T will cover this in the next programs.

10 Jun, 2011

 

Lily, Megan ignored the birdsong though . . . : o ))

10 Jun, 2011

 

I enjoyed it apart from the bees and ice cream. I'd rather have seen closer shots of planting, with their names. I've just read Dd's blog, which made it all the more interesting.

I still want to know how big that garden really is, though.

11 Jun, 2011

 

I enjoyed the programme, but couldnt beleive when jill said she had bought her tree fern with her heating allowence.... how wonderful to have money to throw away like that..........
Heating allowence should be means tested.. then people who need it will get it... i have a disability and struggled with the gas in the winter....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 Jun, 2011

 

Although I enjoyed the program, (and there should be more gardening programs on tv, methinks!) I didn't think it was on for long enough. The Hill's garden was beautiful, but who wants to see raggedy old cats who have to spend their time locked in a cage all day? And the bee keeping part seemed pointless, what's that got to do with gardening? I was happy to switch over to BBC2 for Gardener's World and see some 'proper' gardening happening!

And I agree with Hollyeves, if the woman can afford to spend her heating allowance on a tree fern, she surely shouldn't be claiming it! Although I doubt she's the only one not spending it on what it's intended for...

11 Jun, 2011

 

Just watched it on iplayer and really enjoyed it, I also would have sooner seen more of the planting in the garden rather than the cats, part of the programme wasted in my opinion, her ideas didn`t seem to be working at all so won`t be wasting my money, I`ll continue chasing my cats. Although I myself would never keep bees I did find that interesting and can see why it was incorporated into the programme ( plus I liked their compost bins) lol..
It is a beautiful garden, looking forward to next prog...

11 Jun, 2011

 

would love to see it, but we dont get it in nova scotia canada

16 Jun, 2011

 

Woops, I seem to be joining this a bit late! I enjoyed it too, but was a bit of a let down aswell (think there was a lot of hype, so expectations too high), weirdly I think I prefered gardeners world that week... which is unusual because normally monty don poncing around isn't much use and its just frustrating watching him say this is how _I_ do it, then jumping in a compost heap the size of our kitchen! But last weeks was quite handy...

The garden in 'love your garden' was beautiful... i think they were supposed to be showing us how it was possible for us to make something like in our back yards, but still seemed very fancy and unachievable. V. pretty though! I do like AT as a presenter though :))

I think I read somewhere that mr. T is supposed to be focusing on a different type of garden each week, so will be interesting to see what the other programmes are like :)

+ poor kitties!!! They have feelings to you know! :P But I know ours would hate to be stuck in a catery like that!

16 Jun, 2011

 

I think quite a few members on Goy achieve some wonderful gardens and are an inspiration to the rest of us. There is nothing more pleasing, then when a new members says they no very little about gardening and then watching as they transform their garden into their haven.

17 Jun, 2011

 

Did anyone see tonight's programme? I'm hopping mad as well as going senile.....I thought it was on at 8.30 so turned over to see the credits going up! ...aaaargh
I especially wanted to see this edition as the garden featured is very local to me and am keen to see what it's like.

17 Jun, 2011

 

ITV 1 s always on again on ITV I+1 on channel 33 an hour afterwards if you forget again Lily. If you go to ITV player and select - find programmes - you can watch it on your computer so you havent missed it.

17 Jun, 2011

 

I wondered about ITV1+1 but neither of us could find it, maybe because we only have freesat?
I'm not very well up on these things so how do I get onto ITV player Denise? So glad I haven't missed it after all.

17 Jun, 2011

 

Same here, Lily as I was so engrossed with Gardener's World that I forgot all about it! I Googled ITV player, then entered 'Love your garden' in the search box just to check it worked. It did, so I'll watch it at leisure tomorrow. Hope you find it too. : o )

17 Jun, 2011

 

I only have freeview but ITV I+I is on it lily and ST has answered the other.

17 Jun, 2011

 

I think the garden from yesterdays was featured in a magazine i bought a few weeks/months back. I loved that bit about the mozaics!! It is amazing and inspirational what they created out of the space.

If you still haven't found it lilly then:

http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=248507&module=carousel&title=love-your-garden---spring-and-summer&referrer=home&item=4

should work.

18 Jun, 2011

 

Thanks all, I found it and have just watched it. Not quite the same on such a small screen but at least there were no adverts to sit through! I was keen to see it as there are 2 gardens in this same road which are opening under the Air Ambulance Open garden scheme next month so wanted to know if it was worth going. Yes Jennyfer, those mosaics were lovely and so easy to do and the hosts were far more relaxed than those on last week. I'm just pondering the path for my 'woodland area'. lol Does one tree count! I'm not sure this programme covers anything in much detail, plants etc. It needs to be on for longer or have less extra bits.
i agree about Monty Don Jennyfer, I find him patronising as well as full of himself and yes that 'I'. I remember one occasion during his previous stint when he said 'of course I wouldn't dream of using that' when mentioning a non organic product. That was when I finally stopped watching GW after putting up with him for weeks. :o( Each to his own I suppose.

18 Jun, 2011

 

It was the pruning of his pleached limes that got to me :P He seemed to go on an on about it and I couldn't help wondering what relevance it had to most people in their gardens!
I wonder if sometimes I'm a little harsh on him, but he does grate a bit and always seems to have to show off how large a scale he does things in his garden! I can't help watching it though :P
I agree that love your garden could do with being a bit longer, and perhaps without the extra bits... I am really enjoying having two gardening programmes to watch though, so can't complain that much :P You're right about the hosts being nicer and more relaxed this week... have you decided to go or not? I hope if you do that you have a nice time and post us some pics! Also there is normally a button you can press to make i player/itv player full screen :)

18 Jun, 2011

 

My pleached limes are my pride and joy and it's all down to Monty! LOL I must admit that I have watched GW a couple of times since his return and haven't found him so bad so maybe I should perseverve.......but I'm just not into all those veggies and fruit.
Yes I shall go to visit the garden, weather permitting, it's teamed with another nearby garden. By way of a complete contrast, the following week a 56 acre 'garden' in the same road is open to the public and that sounds very interesting too although I doubt I'll get all way round it! I hope to post pics of both gardens.
I thought there must be a way to make it full screen but I got the gist of it all anyway :o)

19 Jun, 2011

 

woww! So many gardens near you! Hehe, my mum always complains that he doesn't do enough veggies! I'm begining to think that its not really possible to do a programme covering both to the satisfaction of either. He isn't that bad, I'm coming to realise that too... but I'm still far from keen on him. I miss greenacre!! That had faults of its own (again with the whole wheeling out of barrows full of compost), but I think I liked it a lot more.
Hope you enjoy the garden visits! I will keep my eye out for pics incase you go :P

19 Jun, 2011

 

Just watched the second prog on iplayer, really liked this garden and the couple who own it seemed a lot more at ease with Alan which made it more enjoyable. I did like the mosaics and wouldn`t mind trying my hand at making one, only a small one though as I think I`d soon be bored.
I also think it seems a bit lacking in showing the actual planting in various areas, they seem to whizz around, I don`t think we had to be shown how to place a screen, I`d much prefer a rundown of plantnames, same as the other one they visited, instead of matey showing how to make a salad, they always tell you where to find the recipes anyway ,it would have been good to browse a bit more in that ladies garden.
Found the hedgehog part interesting and really enjoyed the glimpse of the Minster...

21 Jun, 2011

 

You're so right jennyfer, we gardeners are such a diverse bunch that it would be impossible to please us all. Maybe back to an hour long programme or 2 half hour ones, one for veg and one for ornamental would be better.

22 Jun, 2011

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