'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th

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Re: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th

Post: #192516 pelmetman
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:56 pm

Wish we could plant 6 runner beans and 4 broad beans and not have to buy beans for a season.

Still the clothes and hair great. It was me in the late 60's early 70's, and yes I was growing fruit and veg even then. :flower:
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Re: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th

Post: #192517 Mullein
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:57 pm

mrsflibble wrote:loved the programme, especially the fact that she said "selfsufficient...ish" lol!

i love the idea of permaculture, it's kind of what i'm trying in my own garden. it's stunning how much she got in small borders; and i also love her warderobe lol!


My thoughts exactly

I don't think these kinds of programmes are about learning technique. They're about inspiring people to give it a try. And if that means style over substance then fine - people will try it and get hooked. Then they can start watching Beechgrove Gardeners with a notebook...

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Post: #192518 mrsflibble
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:02 pm

i just wish i had a proper front garden fence 'cos i would be turning that over to food growth too.
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Post: #192521 Nomada
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:31 pm

theabsinthefairy wrote:and that whole fey thing in the garden - oh how I wish - I just get all red faced and dirty from smearing my dirt encrusted hands across my forehead.


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Post: #192523 southeast-isher
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:39 pm

I really enjoyed it. And yeah that 'ish' mention was funny. Those falafels looked very tasty, think i might try and make some.

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Post: #192527 liskeardjane
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:15 pm

I watched the TV prog tonight, all too quick, three months of growing/doing in an hour! i liked the randomness of her garden, i just loath the ponciness of londoness and it's all so flippin' twee! i did like the recipes and her chickens oh and her dog, which like mine, rides around in the basket on the front of her bike/my bike!

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Post: #192529 southeast-isher
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:25 pm

liskeardjane wrote:I watched the TV prog tonight, all too quick, three months of growing/doing in an hour! i liked the randomness of her garden, i just loath the ponciness of londoness and it's all so flippin' twee! i did like the recipes and her chickens oh and her dog, which like mine, rides around in the basket on the front of her bike/my bike!


I'm pretty sure it was filmed in Birmingham! Admittedly yeah it was quick - wasn't even an hour though but half an hour. Much too short in my opinion. But well produced i thought and spreading a good message.

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Post: #192542 Millymollymandy
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:05 am

And nobody else found the flashing lights and strange black and white bits annoying and very offputting? :shock:

My husband says she looks like David Coulthard. :lol: :lol: :lol:

How she thinks she's going to feed herself from the few little spaces she allowed herself in between her perennials I don't know, and if I watched it again I do wonder what will happen to the courgette which is planned to go in amongst her cranesbill geraniums. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I liked the willow weaving bit but that's about all. I don't just feel sorry for the poor chickens, I feel sorry for the dog to not have any space to run around in! :iconbiggrin:

Still don't like her, and what on earth was she wearing at one point? A nightie? :lol:

I also don't like labels, it seems that 'permaculture' just equals common sense and what I've been doing for years. :roll:

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Post: #192555 theabsinthefairy
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:33 am

Yep - filmed in Kings Heath Birmingham.

A nightie MMM :lol: :lol: - there's me envying the lovely vintage style fabrics :lol:
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Post: #192557 southeast-isher
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:09 am

As a vinyl record collector was impressed to see her rummaging through a load of records in a second hand record store right at the beginning of the programme :-)

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Post: #192569 Green Aura
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:41 am

pelmetman wrote:Still the clothes and hair great. It was me in the late 60's early 70's


Dave, you must have looked sooooo cute!!!! :sign5:


I watched it too. Not overly impressed, definitely style over substance. But, as has been said before, if it encourages some Ish activity it's all to the good.

Maybe she'll go into a little more detail in future programmes, but I fear the precedent (Andy note spelling :lol: ) has been set.
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Post: #192582 Millymollymandy
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:07 am

theabsinthefairy wrote:Yep - filmed in Kings Heath Birmingham.

A nightie MMM :lol: :lol: - there's me envying the lovely vintage style fabrics :lol:

I wouldn't know what vintage fabric was if it hit me in the eye but if that is fashion (and I hate most fashion and have done for the last 10 years or so :iconbiggrin: ) then I don't want to be seen dead in it. OK so you do find me in the garden in my nice turquoise or barbie pink fluffy dressing gown and wellies but that's only when I let the ducks and chooks out - wouldn't do that in front of TV cameras! Oh hell, maybe I would if they were paying me a shedload of money! :lol:

Both my husband and I looked at each other and said simultaneously "WHAT is she wearing? :shock: ". :mrgreen: It did look like a baby doll nightie to us jeans and wellies types. :iconbiggrin:

Oh also forgot that I really brindled when she dared to say selfsufficientish as that is OUR word!

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pelmetman wrote:Still the clothes and hair great. It was me in the late 60's early 70's


Dave, you must have looked sooooo cute!!!! :sign5:

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Post: #192607 citizentwiglet
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:29 pm

I kind of begrudgingly liked it, although I did get slightly miffed by her idea of a 'small' town garden being 20 ft x 60 ft; when mine is about 10 x 10!

Loved her wee hippy dress though....although I'm pretty sure that my pal has one of those, and they were sold in Primark last year... :lol:
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Post: #192608 grahamhobbs
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:48 pm

Well, what was there to dislike about it, it was sweet and anything to get new people growing their own must be good.

It's only the impression that you can feed yourself on a few plants dotted amoungst the roses that concerns me, this veg. growing is only going to be a very occaisional small supplement to buying your veg at the supermarket, it is not going to seriously feed a family. It's this false impression that concerns me. Ok encourage people to start growing, but be realistic. Otherwise what happens people get an allotment and give up in no time because they have unrealistic expectations, wasting the space for people who are serious.

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Post: #192617 Nomada
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:51 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:Both my husband and I looked at each other and said simultaneously "WHAT is she wearing? :shock: ". :mrgreen: It did look like a baby doll nightie to us jeans and wellies types. :iconbiggrin:


Was it the veeerrry short one? I wouldn't want to bend down to weed wearing it :shock: There are some clothes that don't belong in the garden!
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