Gardeners’ World

Recently, I turned to my husband and said, without a hint of exaggeration, “Gardeners’ World is saving me from winter.” Dear readers, I imagine you are also currently shivering under a blanket, wondering when this arctic freeze will lift. This message is for you.

If, right now, you are finding yourself staring wistfully out the window at your frozen garden whilst singing a sad little Feivel song,  I’d like to introduce you to this handsome guy, Monty Don, the current host, and share a few images from the program so you can see what I love about the show.

Now, I know that all my gardening pals out there in the U.K. have a long history (50 years!) with this program, but here in the states it might not be as familiar. Whether you’ve seen these episodes already or are a brand new viewer, I highly, HIGHLY recommend watching them this winter.

The best way to catch back episodes is to search YouTube where you can find whole seasons available. Not only will it help chase the winter blues, it is chock-a-block full of valuable information. I’ve learned so much and have a running list in my notes app of all my favorite tips which I’ll be sure to refer back to this growing season. Oh and let’s not forget Monty’s adorable dog friends, Nigel and Nellie who, let’s face it, are the real stars.

You are welcome. 😀


6 thoughts on “Gardeners’ World

  1. Hi Laurie,
    I too love Gardener´s World! I am from Austria and thus also watch the episodes on youtube. You´re so right-watching Gardener´s World during winter is great, especially at times where it is too cold to work in the garden. Here in Vienna we have been lucky the last few months as it has been unusually warm. The temperatures are mostly above zero; the ground isn´t frozen and thus I am able to do some work in the garden. But for the cold, freezing days Gardener´s World is a lovely programme, making me dream of spring. I also recently bought Monty Don´s book “Gardening at Longmeadow” which I love reading on cold days.
    Enjoy watching!
    Best wishes,

    1. Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! It’s so nice to get a chance to chat with other gardeners from around the world. I’m happy to hear you are enjoying some work in the garden this winter. It certainly makes the season a bit more pleasant, doesn’t it? Last summer I wished for a cold winter (we have had one mild one after another) and now I’m thinking I should have been careful about what I wished for, as it’s about 20 degrees below normal! 😉 I’m definitely going to check out MD’s book(s) now that you mentioned how you’re enjoying it. Hope you have a great week!

  2. Ooooooh I can’t wait to check this out! Especially as I noticed this morning that my Gardenia’s do not look like they made it through the super cold weather this past week. 2 degrees at night and Gardenias do not work out, so well. No matter how much you tuck them in for winter. 🙁 This show sounds like it will raise my spirits! Thanks for sharing.

    1. You will LOVE it! I’m sorry to hear about your gardenia. 🙁 I had a similar experience: a houseplant that I’ve literally been growing for the past 20 years was accidentally left on the porch and of course the cold got to it. Such a bummer! Oh well, when spring gets here and our rose deliveries start arriving, the winter will be a distant memory…

  3. Gardeners’ World is a Friday evening ritual in our house, but the season only runs from March to October. Last year we recorded them all and started watching them all again from November! 🤓

    1. Ha! Great idea! (I’ve been having them on in the background while I work, like a secret portal to summer. 😉 )

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