Archives for June 2008

Full steam ahead!

Claire Johnson | 15:49 UK time, Friday, 27 June 2008

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Although we're off air tonight because of Wimbledon (boo, hiss), don't think for minute that we're sitting in the office twiddling our thumbs... Far from it! We're all working flat out and there's a definite buzz in the air. As I speak, my Hampton Court colleagues are busy making their final preparations before they set up camp at the showground in a week's time. Our Tatton Park team is in full swing too, as are a whole host of people dedicated to the 'one hour specials' that go out over the summer and early next year. And then, of course, we're on the hunt for a new presenter.

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Summer's gone before it's started

Louise Hampden Louise Hampden | 09:46 UK time, Friday, 20 June 2008

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Because I spend so much of my life driving up and down motorways and back and forth to Berryfields, I often use that time getting lost in ideas and plans for the programme. Coming back from Berryfields last night after two long days filming, it suddenly struck me that, in my head, I was living in August and I was thinking and planning the programmes for then. In reality, it is the middle of June. How much of our lives on this programme is lived in the future? Producing Gardeners' World is very much about now, this week, next month and even next year all at the same time. Time begins to race away and before you know it, another whole year has gone by.

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Sunshine, shopping and Monty Don

Rosemary Edwards | 09:41 UK time, Friday, 13 June 2008

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The second week in June and it's the maddest gardening week of the year....Gardeners' World Live! As I write we are all at Birmingham's National Exhinition Centre, rushing to put together tonight's show.

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Fight the good fight

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Ben Harris | 16:19 UK time, Friday, 6 June 2008

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Sometimes life needs to come with a government health warning! At the weekend whilst fighting the good fight against the docks, couch grass and newly discovered bindweed on my allotment (don't get me started), I was bitten by a mystery insect - lets just say I had a 'reaction' the size of a tennis ball - nasty! As well as mystery tropical insects, this warm and wet weather seems to be getting all flora growing like crazy - this is not a complaint - it feels so good to see everything growing with such strength. To see the 'well tended' areas of the allotment filled with veg all happy and stout gives me such satisfaction - although the less tended (not abandoned) areas are running amok with dock - well you have to take the rough with the smooth :).

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