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Post: # 47549Post Fizzy Izzy
Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:52 pm

quercusrobur wrote:Much better was The Alloment series made by ITV West and avaulable on DVD http://www.allotment.info/ which was far more realistic, showing allotmenteering 'warts and all', failures as well as successes... I'd highly recomend it, sorry if its come up before but I'm new here...
Looks interesting! Has anyone else seen this? Is it worth the money to buy the DVD? I would love an alloment, but there is a waiting list where I am...
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Post: # 47554Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:31 pm

Depends if you want to watch a bunch of people on allomtents or not :lol: It was a pretty good series and much of it was filmed here in Bristol. As with most things you will pick up some tips on it and you might enjoy it.
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Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:54 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:Depends if you want to watch a bunch of people on allomtents or not :lol: It was a pretty good series and much of it was filmed here in Bristol. As with most things you will pick up some tips on it and you might enjoy it.
Another good thing about this series was that it went beyond allotments, including things like LETS, permaculture, community orchards, etc, etc. In fact I noticed Peter Andrews of Ecologic Books (who's ad appears on the homepage of SSish) wandering about in a few scenes...

My only gripe with the series was the annoying little 4 note piano motiff at the end of every scene change which really winds you up after a while, but then maybe I shouldn't have watched the whole 3 DVD's practically back to back...
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Post: # 47581Post Andy Hamilton
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:04 am

quercusrobur wrote: In fact I noticed Peter Andrews of Ecologic Books (who's ad appears on the homepage of SSish) wandering about in a few scenes...
You know Peter too then, yep we swapped from amazon books to him in the end as he certainly seems the most ethical book seller on the net. Not a bad bloke either, he's owed me a cup of tea for ages now keep meaning to pop in on him.
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Post: # 48007Post Enormous Sage
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:03 am

red wrote: all the wooping and giggling over parsnips....
Now that's a phrase you don't hear very often. :lol:

I did watch this for the first time on Friday and found the whole program to be a bit bizzare. It seemed to focus more on the presenter going "oooohhh! / Ahhhhhh!" whenever she was given a new type of salad leaf to try, while her co-presenter hung around in the background looking slightly embarassed.

It started off promisingly, saying "you can grow vegetables anywhere!" but then didn't tell you how. At all.

Bit of a missed opportunity, shame really.

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