Monday, 9 December 2013

The Great British Revival

The Great British Revival started tonight which is a new gardening series, We have 10 episodes to look forward too between now and the 10th Jan 2014. This is a new style gardening program aiming to encourage us all back out into the garden They have brought together 14 TV gardeners to start the gardening revival. Episode one see Monty Don banging on about Wild flowers trying to encourage us all to add a few to our own gardens. I even discovered that there is a British Scything Association which is a new association too me. In the second half of the program see's Joe Swift pushing for the greening of our front gardens with more and more front gardens being concreted over. Which has increased localized flooding so he hopes to encourage more of us to get digging up the concrete and planting up the space to increase drainage and reduce pollution.
 I felt that it was a great new program of which we need more lets hope it is not just a garden revival  but a gardening TV revival as well.

Next episodes are available on BBC 2 at 7pm

10th Dec Topiary and Roof gardens
11th Dec Cottage gardens and House plants  
12th Dec Ornamental bedding and Fruit trees
13th Dec Herbaceous plants and Kitchen garden
6th Jan Cut flowers and Trees
7th Jan Rock gardens and Herbs 
8th Jan Lawns and Tropical gardens 
9th Jan Ponds and Stumperies 
10th Jan Glasshouses and Shrubs 


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