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Hi all, just seen an interview on breakfast TV with Sarah Raven. She is hosting a programme tonight BBC 2 @ 8pm “Bees, Butterflies & Blooms”.
I dont know if this has been aired before, but it looks really interesting. She is trying to get everyone to plant more plants & flowers to help our wildlife.
Tonights episode is “Villages, Farms & Countryside”.
Next week “Towns, Gardens & Britain in Bloom”
The following week “Cities & the Urban Landscape”.
Looks Good.
A couple of weeks ago on a routine visit to the £1 shop, I picked up these with a view to scatering them up where I walk my dogs. As much for my benifit as the birds & bees. So I feel like Im doing my bit.

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There was a similar program a few years ago, with Sarah Raven. I don't know if these are repeats.

You're going to have a colourful garden this year :o)

8 Feb, 2012

 

Thank you so much for that Willinilli...I am definitely watching!

8 Feb, 2012

 

I saw that this morning too..very interesting..part of a new series,which started last night..we recorded last nights,and will be doing the same tonight..Nice to see you are doing your bit,Willinilli..I am going to try too..If you look at a recent blog by Terratooonie,she has listed all the times and date this series is on..very helpful reminders..:o)

8 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Willinilli ... Your seeds look good !

More info. on TV garden theme shows on my blog from last Saturday..
http://www.growsonyou.com/terratoonie/blog/18392-how-to-grow-a-planet-bees-butterflies-and-blooms

I hope this helps. :o)

8 Feb, 2012

 

Are you stalking me Terra ? Lol.

8 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Bloomer - Terra. I have just been & had a look.
Great blog TT I always seem to miss the good programmes. Do you know when GW is starting again?
Hywel the seeds are not for my garden, dont have enough room. Just thought I would put them somewhere I will see them everyday.
I walk my dogs up an old airfield so I dont think anyone will mind me scattering a few seeds.

8 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Willinilli .. Thanks.
not sure when Gardener's World starts again, but when I find out I'll try to remember to add the info. to your blog here and to my blog, or I'll make a new blog. :o)))

8 Feb, 2012

 

That is a lovely idea,Willinilli.. I'm sure they will look great..good thinking :o)

8 Feb, 2012

 

Hi .... Bloomer ...
look behind you ;o)

8 Feb, 2012

 

All I can see is someone in a gorilla suit ! ..surely ,that can't be you ??? Lol.

8 Feb, 2012

 

Brass monkey weather again today ;o)

8 Feb, 2012

 

Looking for a welder ? Lol.

8 Feb, 2012

 

I dont think it is the same as the programme that was on last night Bloomer. I watched that - it was good. This one is presented by Sarah Raven.

8 Feb, 2012

 

you are right,Poppy..sorry..I have just checked,and I misread that it was two seperate series..thanks for that..I am going to have a lot to catch up on :o)

8 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks for the info , Willi , I'll record it too ; OH is not very good at watching gardening progs .
I often spread seeds when we go walking , so good luck with them , they will certainly brighten your walks ( and buzzy things will enjoy too !

8 Feb, 2012

 

GW starts again in March,Willinilli! Not too long to go!

8 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks ML, look forward to that then.
I watched the programme last night, it was good. Dont think I could climb one of those trees tho, even to see that view!

8 Feb, 2012

 

I saw Sarah Ravens interview this morning too Willi. She said, she wanted to put the idea of creating wild flower verges on council owned pieces of land - even odd verges. May be we should write to our respective local councils to put a case for this. SR even suggested it could save money for councils as they would not have to pay for the grass to be mowed. I think this makes alot of sense. I do like your idea of sowing seed on a piece of ground near to you. Not too sure if its legal!!- Im sure it will be better for the bees though.

8 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Poppy, thats a good idea, we will have to have a chat over coffee about that.
I walk the dogs up at the old West Malling airfield. They use to keep it looking quite nice but not anymore so my seeds should be welcome.

8 Feb, 2012

 

Good idea to brighten up your walk..we have an unadopted road next to our garden with a patch of grass/gravel on it & i have 2 boxes of seeds waiting to be scattered on to it..:o)

8 Feb, 2012

 

Oh dear Bilbo hope you was recording it.
It was really interesting, I love all the little bugs & bees.
I think I might save a few of them seeds & put them in pots like you say, thats a good idea.

8 Feb, 2012

 

Am very interested in the Wildflowers. I did the same thing. What a great idea in the pots. As soon as I get to Vermont am going to do that. Did you thin them or just let them go. My problem is that I do not know all the leaves. So I have to wait until they are bigger. This happened in the garden proper and couldn't tell what was what!

1 May, 2012

 

Hi Wells.
You could photograph the young leaves and put the pictures on GoY in a blog, or in a Question, and maybe members would help with ID. Which are which. !

1 May, 2012

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