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Harry’s Big Adventure

The final programme to be made with Harry Dodson and the team was in 1994. Harry’s Big Adventure followed Harry on his first international flight when he was invited to be a VIP guest at the first British Columbia Flower and Garden Festival in Canada. During his visit Harry visited …

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Ruth Mott, The Victorian Kitchen

Ruth Mott was born February 5, 1917 and died July 28, 2012. I spoke to Ruth on the telephone one Christmas Day. She was spending the day by herself and had been busy in the previous weeks baking for various village events. We spoke for hours about the television series …

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Amateur Gardener: Episode 7

Sean lifts the potatoes for Christmas Day dinner. During the summer Claire and Sean visits the BBC Gardeners World exhibition and talks to Carol Klein and the exhibitors including the youngest exhibitor, Emilio de Beer, and lupin expert Sarah Conibear. Plus, Greg the gardener gives us a tour of his …

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Amateur Gardener: Episode 6

Sean is waiting for the rain after 2 months of non-stop sunshine. Jonathan is making the most of the elderflowers and making champagne while Geoff is attracting wildlife in his garden. 00:26 Weather Update | 01:00 Greenhouse | 02:43 Competition | 03:18 Allotment Inspiration (Greg Becker) | 07:21 Wildlife | …

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Amateur Gardener: Episode 5

Claire and Kris are very busy in the garden and on the allotment with flowers and vegetables. Jonathan makes a wild salad and we visit The Grow Your Own Show. 00:17 The Grow Your Own Show | 02:11 Pippa Greenwood | 03:12 Square Meter Gardening | 03:42 Seed City Museum …

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Amateur Gardener: Episode 4

Kris is busy in the greenhouse with tomatoes (05:57) and hanging baskets (18:09) while Jonathan looks around the Spring allotment site for something to eat (15:42). Claire pots on her pumpkin (05:12) and Sean meets Richard Reynolds (13:14), a Guerilla Gardener from London. Also includes an interview with Dr Ian …

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Amateur Gardener: Episode 3

Sean and Claire continue work on the allotment. We visit Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses (22:15) and launch the NGS Yellow Book (20:24). Allotmenteer Geoff give us a tour around his compost toilet (12:55). Includes James Wong, James Alexander-Sinclair and Joe Swift. Sean plants summer bulbs (11:05).

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