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This week saw the start of a new 10 part gardening series commissioned by the BBC – The Great British Garden Revival.  The concept is  that each one hour programme is split in two with each half focussing on an area of garden that the producers presumably think is interesting to the viewer; naturally each half  hour is presented by what one commentator called ‘the great and good of the gardening world’…. Read More

Watched the 3rd episode of Monty Don’s Around the World in 80 Gardens last night.  Enjoyed it though I felt there was something missing.  Maybe trying to give a flavour of gardening in a country as diverse as India in one hour was too ambitious.  By constrast the previous week the programme showed a clear progression in style in the Australian and NZ gardens from colonial gardens harking back to the Uk… Read More