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The Wild Gardener BBC2
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Changecountetextraordinaire · 21/11/2021 08:53

Anyone else watched this? It's lovely, and filling the Gardener's World void on a Sunday morning.

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prettyteapotsplease · 23/11/2021 12:55

I enjoyed it and I think there's a second episode this Friday if I'm not mistaken. How wonderful must it be to have some spare space to do this oneself?

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Djangor3725 · 25/11/2021 10:41

I watched it but felt there was too much footage of the presenter rather than what he was looking at. Near the end, where he was looking at the wild garlic which he hadn't planted, I did think it was a little ironic that he had taken a plot of land which had been left untouched for years & so was already a wild garden, and he hadn't even taken a year to see what was already there. I also originally thought it a shame that he used a large drift of phacelia, which he said was not a native plant, but I have since done a bit of research & it has been grown in the uk for nearly 200 years. It would have been nice to have a bit more info about what was being planted.

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herecomesthsun · 25/11/2021 11:21

We have a wild garden Grin

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Fireblanket · 28/11/2021 20:08

Am watching on I player.
So, let me get this right. He takes a plot of land that has been left untouched for 40 years, and systematically rips out all the wilderness - to make a wild garden???

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carbon60 · 29/11/2021 20:58

After 30 years of filming the creatures of the world, the wildlife cameraman returns home on a personal project…

He aims to turn his old childhood garden into a haven for native wildlife over the course of two years.

He begins by digging ponds, clearing scrub, planting woodland and sowing meadows as he tries to figure out how best to lure the wild creatures back.

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