gardening shows recommendation?

ianna(Z5b)April 8, 2013

Everyone,

I'm deprived of any gardening shows. HGTV Canada is such a joke. Our BBC channels do not show anything as well... So now I'm resorting to online, Youtube and such.... Does anyone have any shows to recommend? I love BBC gardening shows especially the kitchen garden types.. but I also love the English shows about garden designing.

Oh.. and while I'm on the subject of youtube.. any good cooking shows to look at? Suggestions?

Ianna

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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

There are no TV shows that I would recommend. The few currently on air that I've seen have been quick fix or outdoor entertainment, not really what I consider gardening.

There is a thread on the perennials forum where someone from Denmark linked some videos which are gorgeous, but not in English. That was not a problem for me since plants were labeled on screen with scientific names.

There are a few pieces of episodes of "A Gardener's Diary" available on Youtube. I enjoyed the more in depth aspect of that show and would not mind if HnoGTV played reruns of that and I'd be tickled pink if they recorded and broadcast new episodes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Garden films thread in Perennials forum

This post was edited by nhbabs on Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 12:26

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 12:23PM
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freezengirl(3aMN and 5AK)

Thinman posted a link in the thread about How did you start your cottage garden. I want to thank him for it! Spent the last two days going through the shows on you tube. Have fun!

Here is a link that might be useful: Enjoying this one very much

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 11:23AM
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ianna(Z5b)

Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 11:47PM
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lydiasmomma(z4 NY)

Have you seen Life In a Cottage Garden, with Carol Klein? It's lovely!

Also, not a TV show, but I am just across the border in northern NY and I like to listen to Ed Lawrence's gardening show on the CBC Mondays at 12:30 (although lately the schedule has been erratic... not sure what's up w/ that!). They archive them online and you can stream them at your convenience too.

Here is a link that might be useful: LIfe in a Cottage Garden

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 7:08AM
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freezengirl(3aMN and 5AK)

Great link Lidiasmomma! Going bonkers here in MN with snow, snow, snow and spring fever making me seriously cranky.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 4:26PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

freezengirl!! LOVE that link!!!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 12:05PM
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molanic(Zone 5 IL)

There was another thread with the same topic on the perennial board not long ago with some good ones I watched from there.
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/peren/msg0317470615820.html

Here's a you-tube channel with a bunch of good ones. The series are sorted nicely in the playlist section, but there are lots of individual videos too. The hummingbird one is really good too if you are interested in them.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrGrizzerBear/videos?view=0amp;flow=grid

Also if you do a you-tube search for "Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Secrets" it should bring up that series. It is four one hour shows each covering a century 17th-20th. He talks about the trends of that century, tours historic and new gardens that represent that style, then has little how-to project sections with something of that style. I have enjoyed all of Alan's shows that I have seen so far as they seem to be of a much higher quality than the American ones, and he is quite like-able. I only wish we had some better shows here.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 3:44PM
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koszta_kid(Iowazone 5)

I think more people should E-mail HGTV. And where is the G is their programing. I know lot of $$$ in remdodeling. But also line up at good nurseries. And just seen picture of $2800 day lily.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 2:07PM
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ianna(Z5b)

Thanks all. love it all and excitingly watching all these suggestions. I also just located one more or 2. Alys Fowler's Edible Garden and MOnty Don's Fork to Fork series.

Ianna

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 5:26PM
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fluffyflowers(z8 GA)

These are some of my favorite gardening shows.

Central Texas Gardener

Gardening in Georgia

Your Southern Garden

Volunteer Gardener (Tennessee) more of this show on YouTube

Garden Thyme (Maine)

Gardener Provocateur (Christopher Lloyd - England)

Finally, I feature many gardens I've toured on my blog.

Enjoy!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 5:58AM
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CottageCurlyZ

This is awesome! I'll be busy watching vids for many a weekend ^_^

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 1:03PM
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nulty

Hi ianna,..i can see you will be well entertained with all the links provided,..from the link below you can view approx a half hour of gardening on most of the series then from those you will see others available.

How To Be A Gardener.

Philip

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 7:35AM
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ianna(Z5b)

Thanks Philip. I love British gardening shows. If you spot anything else, do let me know.

Ianna

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 10:53PM
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saponaria

My favorite one that I watch regularly is BBC's Gardener's World. It features Monty Don and Carol Klein each week among others. I loved also the above mentioned Edible Garden with Alys Fowler and Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein. I recently watched French Garden's with Monty Don and loved that. I like pretty much anything put out by the BBC. I think I was born in the wrong country. HGTV is just awful. I haven't watched it in years because of the total lack of actual gardening!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 10:15AM
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fluffyflowers(z8 GA)

Ran across another great online garden show:

Growing a Greener World

Enjoy!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 5:53AM
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