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    Default Gardeners' World - Allotments

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    Fri 3 Mar, 20:00 - 21:00

    Monty explores allotment life, meeting a diverse cast of characters and learning some unusual growing techniques along the way. The programme reaches its climax at the annual produce show.
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    I take it that this is a special like last weeks "British Fruits" program with Sarah Raven, Guest staring "the potato sack coat". Some kind person should take her to one side and explain that all her good information she has lovingly put together goes out of the window in the first part of each show as it takes us that long to tear our eyes off her coat. I am sure that her coat is a very old friend, but please Sarah ditch it and buy something warm that has a little shape and style to it. I am sure that under that monstrously big overpowering coat is a shapely woman trying to get out. Donít get me started on Monty Don's leather thing.
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    I'm afraid the Allotment program tonight is a repeat according to the Radio Times, it is the program that they broadcast in 2003/4, I don't know why they couldn't have recorded a new episode so that we may have learn't something new, or better still show The Big Dig, which is all about allotments and which they put on at a stupid time last summer and then axed it because not many people were watching it. I think the BBC has lost the plot!!! again.

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    I agree Steve, but I missed it last year, so can't wait to see it tonight.

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    Thoroughly enjoyed the allotment program. Many good tips from folk on the ground who did what they knew helped to produce the best tasting vegetables in an organic manner.
    Anyone for Gooseberry drink?
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    I thought the lady growing plants to create her own dyes was wonderful. She was growing woade and Madder and a whole host of plants to colour natural fabrics. It was interesting when they went back later in the year and she showed how to carry out the dying process.
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    I particularly like this programme, seen it before, took the gooseberry drink recipe from here but got some more great top tips, like earthing up your carrots.
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    Never seen it before, but then I wasn't a "plotter" before
    Enjoyable watching with a few tips.
    My snow covered plot seemed light years away from sunny Brum though

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