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By wagger

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For those who are interested, don’t forget the new series starting tonight – Alys (where do parents get these spellings from?) Fowler trying to be self-sufficient. It only seems three weeks ago that we watched Carol Klein’s ‘Grow Your Own Veg’. I may be exaggerating there but do we really need ANOTHER veg programme so soon? Opinions invited.

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Don't hold your breath Wagger, next will be those T V chefs trying to tell us all how to grow our veg!

7 Apr, 2010

 

well we have wall to wall chefs so at least we can see food being grown. I hope she isnt going to be whimsical or overly quaint.

7 Apr, 2010

 

Simple answer Wagger..No ! Lol

7 Apr, 2010

 

well its 8.15 and the camera work is driving me mad. what is with the 'end of reel' bits, 1960's style images and drawings?
Do you think she will be able to afford a hairbrush with the fees she will paid?
I would have gone for re-homed chicks personally. bet the dog goes mental with the chicks

this programme is driving me slowly insane.

7 Apr, 2010

 

Oh dear, just finished and I totally agree with you, Seaburngirl. Our licence money paid for that! ! ! I think the cameraman was besotted with her dog too. I'll have to be REALLY bored to watch any more!

7 Apr, 2010

 

It always amazes me with these programmes how they always have acces to something necessary for their garden and always have a friend who can do something clever for them! Not my sort of programme, thank you. I thought the dog was the best bit :)

7 Apr, 2010

 

Jack Russell Terrier and Chickens.....ha ha ha ha ha.....will they last till next episode?

7 Apr, 2010

 

I agree with everyone. I turned over to watch another bunch of over - paid, so called professionals (sorry to any man United fans!).

7 Apr, 2010

 

and why do we have to watch her eating?

7 Apr, 2010

 

Blimey! Glad I didn't watch it, sounds revolting!

7 Apr, 2010

 

Man. Utd. on in our lounge so I'm in the 'computer room' as can't stand the groans/whoops/cheers from OH . . . . funny how he didn't mention a gardening prog. was on. Sounds like I didn't miss much though. : o )

7 Apr, 2010

 

You certainly didn't Megan. I'm not a screaming Carol Klein fan and parts of her series grated on me but at least it was down to earth (pun intended) gardening - like we used to see with Geoff Hamilton.

7 Apr, 2010

 

He was the best gardening presenter in my opinion.

7 Apr, 2010

 

What about Percy Thrower Wagger? I can just remember him!

7 Apr, 2010

 

Just realised I missed it too,footy on here as well !! Didn't miss much by the sound of it :)

7 Apr, 2010

 

I only remember Percy Thrower from repeats - the best one being when he was giving Eric Morecombe a gardening lesson which was hilarious!

7 Apr, 2010

 

Classic T V.

7 Apr, 2010

 

I wonder who lives at the Magnolias now?

7 Apr, 2010

 

It just would'nt be the same!

7 Apr, 2010

 

The only bit I remember about that is him finding a trowel he lost earlier, making a funny remark about it.

7 Apr, 2010

 

Lol, Can't stop laughing now!

7 Apr, 2010

 

Didn't enjoy it - boring. Won't watch it again. I'm not really interested in veg anyway. I think cooking and eating are a nuisance. I caught up on the GoY photos instead.

7 Apr, 2010

 

Haven't seen it yet as I had friends round, but recorded it to watch later. Now having read your comments I think I'll have to pour myself a stiff drink to go with it ! Bottoms up !!! :-))

8 Apr, 2010

 

Didn't see it - we went late-night shopping then had a meal in a very loud Spanish restaurant - sounds like I didn't miss much, so I won't be holding my breath for the next episode.

8 Apr, 2010

 

I didnt like it much either - the camera kept moving backwards and forwards and showing old bits - did we actually see the plants growing or did I miss that bit??? Really odd - shame really as I normally enjoy any gardening programme.

8 Apr, 2010

 

I didn`t even realise it was on but I wouldn`t have watched it anyway. Even though I grow a bit of veg give me flowers and plants any day. :o)

8 Apr, 2010

 

They didn't have time to show the plants growing, Scuffy, they were too busy showing Alys eating. I do hate this modern idea of presenters talking to somebody off camera - what's wrong with talking to the audience?

8 Apr, 2010

 

I didn't see it either,as I forgot.Sounds like I didn't miss much.Thanks for the info
about it....

8 Apr, 2010

 

I found the programme boring, but this blog really made me giggle. :o)

8 Apr, 2010

 

I missed this, lucky me! hope someone from the Beeb is taking notice of all the comments. Wish someone would produce a compilation of Geoff Hamilton episodes, could watch them over and over

9 Apr, 2010

 

Agree, Mageth...
good idea......
and, as I've mentioned many times in the past ...
I'm convinced the BBC Gardeners' World programme-makers do read GoY...
... so please add your comments.....
I reckon they will be noticed... :o)

9 Apr, 2010

 

Morning Terra. the problem is though, as the viewing numbers drop the powers that be might think that there is no interest and drop the programmes entirely. But if you look at the coverage of say the Chelsea flower show they must realise that people want good quality TV programmes on gardening (with believable presenters)

9 Apr, 2010

 

Morning Mageth and everyone on GoY ! :o)))

Less cookery shows and more good gardening programmes, pleeease.

The ITV show called This Morning has been featuring good little gardening slots with Diarmuid Gavin..... I reckon those could be developed into shows of their own..... are you taking note, TV show makers......??? pleeeeease ???

I'm very busy in my gardens this week, so I'm off out now into the sunshine with my trowels and paint pots...... :o)

9 Apr, 2010

 

You sound like the Queen from Alice in Wonderland, TT, are you going to paint your flowers?

9 Apr, 2010

 

LOL, Gee.

9 Apr, 2010

 

Warning this may offend some of you !
I liked it, loved the doggie bits like Alys it's about timing I guess & this has just come at the right time for me & my new food / health programme, I never watch cookery programmes (Gordon Ramsey has a bad effect on my blood pressure) but this couldn't have been better in my humble little opinion & of course it does no harm her being such a pretty young woman :-)
However nothing is new .........I recall Geoff Hamilton talking about similar ideas when I first got interested in gardening & about 1986 we had the former Shelton steel works in nearby Stoke on Trent transformed into a the 2nd National garden scheme, opened by the Queen.... favourite for me was a mock cottage frontage with a rickety old picket fence the garden was crammed full plants veg all in a supposed small front garden, so full you could nearly lose yourself, the whole display was later moved to Bridgemeres Garden Centre & that reminded me of my old Grandfathers garden so nothing is s new really is it ?

9 Apr, 2010

 

Lol Gee...
Back indoors, just for a quick tea break...

... please not ALYS in wonderland.... !!!

..Lol.

9 Apr, 2010

 

Davey, we're all entitled to our opinions and I'm sure you're not alone in enjoying it! I couldn't possibly comment on Alys being 'a pretty young woman' as I'm also a female and anything I said could be taken the wrong way, lol.
I do agree with Terratoonie's comment, LOL!!!

9 Apr, 2010

 

Blimey Wagger, what have we started!!
Your blog is becoming A very popular topic!!
It seems most of us agree [ sorry Davey! ] so let's hope the program makers are reading your blog. You never know, if all else fails we may get to see more of Morcombe and Wise!!!!!

9 Apr, 2010

 

Morecambe & Wise what can I say (coughs) Arsenal.........I remember it well dont think we will see their like again along with The Two Ronnies, (got any hose) or it's a little known fact Richard Wilsons One foot in the Grave was actually based upon my life ;-)
Anyway stick with Alys you may even grow to like her & her sweet little dog.

9 Apr, 2010

 

Even Alys moaned when it wee'd on one of her plants, Davey - lol. All I can say to a grumpy old *** like Victor Meldrew is 'FORK 'ANDLES!!!
Tiger, they're oldies but goodies! My alltime favourite was their take on Jungle Book.

10 Apr, 2010

 

Every gardener knows urine is good for the plants albeit diluted, what do you mean I DON'T BELIEVE IT !

10 Apr, 2010

 

Phew! just got back in from the garden. Another blinder of a day!
We seem to have strayed from the track! lol!
Another slight detour, what about David Jason, - the connection being Ronnie Barker and of course Only Fools and Horses!!!

Davey, have you ever buried yourself up to your neck in the garden? [ back to the gardening topic! ] Enjoy your day everyone!!!

10 Apr, 2010

 

Every gardener knows a bit of wee is good for the plants, albeit diluted so in reply all I could say is "Naff Off" !!

10 Apr, 2010

 

Love the R,R,R reply Davey - in true Ronnie Barker style!!!

10 Apr, 2010

 

Didn't enjoy this weeks episode as much, her going to a car boot sale for plants seemed odd...if she can't grow them as good or as cheap ??
Now there was a man called George on an allotment (Ok not such good eye candy) but this is the kind of person Id like to see more of sharing his knowledge & skills I bet he's on this allotment all the time God sends. almost "Open all hours" ;-)

17 Apr, 2010

 

After tasteing that nettle beer, she probably needed a visit from nurse Gladys!!! Still, it would do wonders for the garden!

17 Apr, 2010

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