All Things Gardening forum: Love Your Garden, the TV show

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Mar 25, 2018 8:07 PM CST
Does anyone here watch this show? It is a British reality TV show that seeks to transform a nominee's plain backyard into a beautiful garden. The transformations of these people's yards are truly stunning and amazing. If you have Netflix, you should check this show out. There is an abundance of gardening, design, and plant tips in these videos which are presented in a very enjoyable format.
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Mar 26, 2018 6:47 AM CST
@kouse, what is the name of the program would like to take a look at it.
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Mar 26, 2018 6:57 AM CST
James I believe the name of the program is "Love Your Garden"
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Mar 26, 2018 8:20 AM CST
YOu can see old episodes on Youtube. There are apparently 2 shows: one is called Love Your Home and Garden and one is called just Love Your Home. Here are links:


Love Your Home and Garden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Love Your Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Mar 26, 2018 9:10 PM CST
seems they don't have all the seasons on Netflix? I have just recently started watching these and I LOVE them Lovey dubby

Been watching a show with Monty Don as well.
https://www.google.com/search?...
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
skits
Apr 4, 2018 1:30 PM CST
Ooh, this sounds good. The ones I've seen they come in with equipment and totally transform at a cost I could never afford. I'll check this one out.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Apr 6, 2018 1:24 PM CST
I believe the program "Love Your Garden" features Alan Titchmarsh who's had UK gardening programs for years. I think (if I remember correctly) the premise of the programs is to do a garden (backyard) makeover for deserving folks.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Apr 7, 2018 10:25 AM CST
I've seen the show on youtube. They create some beautiful gardens, though the amount of money that goes into them is startling, not to mention all the work.

I do have some second thoughts about the things they make though. Wooden sheds or as they call it 'summer houses' make me cringe. They look nice the first two years, but after that they'll start to deteriorate, not to mention they'll get too small eventually for whatever you're using them for.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 7, 2018 10:52 AM CST
sheds and out buildings are never large enough, no matter how big you make them, you will always fill them up. pergolas, playhouses, storage buildings-it doesn't matter what it is, they all require regular caulking/painting ect to maintain. Some people use metal outbuildings, but they look brash, and cheap and the metal can dent easily.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Apr 11, 2018 5:00 PM CST
I love those shows...

I bought a cedar shed when I lived in NJ. It arrived assembled and painted, and six years later every detail of it was as good as new. It was assembled on top of two pressure-treated four by fours so that the plywood floor would not rest on the ground. The wood structure was made from normal two by fours, but the exterior was cedar shingles. Very pretty, with two windows & window boxes, faux shutters, etc. Very durable. Not especially cheap.

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Apr 12, 2018 7:29 AM CST
I used to be an avid watcher of "Ground Force" years ago on BBCA. To me, it was far less contrived and worked within owner's budget. A lot of it focused on reclaiming old gardens. To me, far more interesting. Don't know if it's viewable on YouTube or not. Same host but more "honest" work.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Apr 12, 2018 7:34 AM CST
Does anyone remember Gardening By the Yard. I loved that show. I still miss it.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Apr 12, 2018 8:33 AM CST
Ah - Paul James. Not sure if he's still doing podcasts or not. Might be on YouTube but I haven't checked.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Apr 12, 2018 10:34 AM CST
Sad to say, I have found old repeats only.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Apr 13, 2018 4:45 PM CST
Wow, thank you so much Cindy and Laurie for naming these shows. i really enjoyed watching Love Your Garden so I am sure I will love these two shows too. I will check out Youtube. Do you have favorite episodes? Or can you recommend some memorable episodes that I can look for?
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Apr 13, 2018 5:28 PM CST
My preference for a show in general was always "Ground Force". Especially because the only gardening programs on US tv was "Victory Garden". Even today, the British shows still seem more informative. I think there was a DVD announced a year or two ago - "The Best of Ground Force"
There was a series that Monty Don did about rescuing those forgotten, overgrown big Victorian gardens that was really interesting but I forgot the name.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Apr 13, 2018 9:06 PM CST
THanks Cindy! I will check it out. I may purchase the DVD.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Apr 21, 2018 4:17 PM CST
Woohoo! I found "Ground Force" on YouTube. Have been binge-watching old episodes on this cloudy day. One of the first programs to use botanical names.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb

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