We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Monday July 22 , 2019

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in Horticulturalist

BBC, Chelsea and Alan Titchmarsh

Posted by on in News & Views

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

We have heard over the last few weeks that Alan Titchmarsh will no longer be presenting the BBC RHS Chelsea programme next year and instead Monty Don and Sophie Raworth will be taking the reigns.  Some reports are suggesting that Alan has been squeezed out by being offered a lesser role so he felt there was no alternative to him other than stepping down completely.  If that's true it is a shame that after 30 years of being the face of the RHS Chelsea on the BBC that was the only option he saw open to him.

Regardless how you feel about Alan or Monty I think you do have to question the BBC's decision somewhat even though Monty is undoubtedly a well known gardener, the anchor of Gardener's World and has TV programmes, books and columns under his belt.  Monty freely admits that he is not a trained gardener but a hobbyist that has become very successful and has in turn brought his passion to gardening.  Alan on the other hand is a time served gardener, he has experience and knowledge in bucket loads, he has also designed and built a show garden so he has some understanding of what goes in to creating one, and the pressures people are under to deliver the very best they can in the time and budget allotted.  Alan is also a huge advocate of horticulture and is involved in working with the RHS to improve the modern day perception of horticultre as a career.   I do admire both of these TV horticultural personalities in different ways, I have no doubt that Monty will ooze passion but I wonder how he will fare with presenting such a flag ship programme not only for the BBC but also the RHS, they are some large shoes he must fill.

Sophie Raworth, a BBC journalist is no doubt very adept at interviewing and getting the best from people and she will be the support that Monty may need but she has admitted herself she is not a gardener or a designer.  I'm not sure that the BBC has made the best move here, there are so many other designers and horticulturalists out there that have more experience and lots of passion but I will not join the masses that are refusing to watch it; instead I will watch with bated breath and I sincerely hope they succeed and do our amazing industry proud.

 

Hits: 3224 0 Comments
0

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

twitter grow your own Tom Hart-Dyke Seed sowing Monty Don National Gardening Week Rachel de Thame green spaces Kelmarsh Hall RHS Tatton Park HNC cyclamen Chelsea Flower Show Laurel pests hard landscaping bulb display poppies Moss Bank Park alpines Birmingham Library acer Buxus house plants pollinators Absorb pollution productive garden colour in your garden Bamboo Hidcote vertical garden water feature RHS Hampton Court Levens Hall September garden garden design Malvern Hills Echinacea rock gardens Carol Klein Berberis Euphorbia autumn garden plants Malvern Spring Show February courtyard Great British Garden Revival John Massey structure blue water Daffodils July garden gravel doddington hall Lantra cottage gardens Capability Brown Cosmos astrosanguineus Herb garden sound in the garden heatwave RHS RHS Malvern garden advice at home birch ash Snowdrops kerb-side appeal Herb Wildflowers Cambridge botanical garden edible garden show movement in the garden Horticulturalist garden design tip pond Lawrence Johnston Toby Buckland repetition CorTen steel women and work award Trees James Wong snow Futurescape Briza maxima form water butt Jekka McVicar March garden Greenhouse planning your garden paving Gardeners World reclaimed materials NSALG garden design trends winner Geranium November garden Selfridges Roof Garden RHS Chelsea New York Highline winter garden rosemary Joe Swift CorTen Achillea Prince Harry scented shrubs Ashwood Nurseries summer garden Chris Beardshaw watering January garden Ilex Hosta water conservation Nicki Jackson Acuba show gardens Sophie Raworth herbs plant pots Urban Heat Island August garden front garden eco-friendly sorbus sunflowers National Trust Taxus drought October garden cottage garden Coastal plants February garden stonemarket basil Blue Daisy hosepipe ornamental grasses traditional style wild flowers GYO build December garden Garden Planning Decking rainwater harvesting rococo Perennial roof gardens terracota Floating Paradise Gardens of London Urban Heat Island Effect garden May garden timber Winter shrubs June garden career in horticulture elm deer Phyllostachys nigra Joseph Banks Alys Fowler Wisley garden room Stone Lane Gardens Joanna Lumley wildlife BBC London Horticulture Highgrove Spring shrubs composting spring garden Fleece Cut flowers unity gardening on tv bees watering can Kensington Roof Garden Crocus bulbs Narcissus topiary Glasshouse Events & Shows patio Stoneleigh HTA grey water Matt James Shrubs contemporary spring bulbs roof garden Alan Titchmarsh kitchen garden surfaces legacy gift Berginia Kew Gardens lawn care Chelsea Physic Garden April garden Horticultural recycled materials pollinating insects Cloches Mrs Loudon Charlie Dimmock sweat peas hydroponic garden focal points ha ha saving water herbaceous borders

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog



Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.