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By Chega

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

good point what Shielabub has made has anyone noticed how in general tabloids at w/ends gardening columns are becoming poorer often half a page ,little content taken up by mainly photos and adverts.A couple of q&a s and thats it, whats happened to the good old fash. paper read?



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3 Nov, 2010


I think the media have decided that gardening is going out of fashion. There used to be a load of re runs on sky, but now there are hardly any gardening progs on at all. I just buy 3 monthly mags and have to watch englands bbc2 fri night. (Rugby gets in the way on wales bbc2)
I don't read any papers, so can't comment on that.

3 Nov, 2010


It is also the wrong time of year for actual gardening... given that the majority of people who watch gardening programmes don't garden these days or want an instant garden with decking and half a dozen strategically placed containers for 'effect'. Any gardening club, society, group that I know of (and I know a lot of them) is concerned that there is hardly anyone under 50 in the club. Those that are under 50 are also not willing to come forward and help run the club. In the SRGC there is no one on the council under the age of 60, and some in their late 70s early 80s - it isn't sustainable.

4 Nov, 2010


Thanks for your input to my question I aggree with most of what said.I think the media are underestimating what a lot of gardeners want and could become more popular for the media itself.Not helped(hes good granted)gardeners becoming instant celebs and wander off to celeb land(titchmarsh)talk shows etc. Ah well theres always the old Goeff Hamilton books for winter.Joe Maiden was another knowledgable gardener when he was on sky I think.

12 Nov, 2010

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