BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 preview

Golden anniversary celebration of TV show

Anniversary Garden
Anniversary Garden vignettes by decade from Prof David Stevens

Gardeners' World LiveBBC Gardeners’ World Live is going to be extra special this year, with Gardeners’ World celebrating its 50th anniversary.

A Golden Jubilee-style summer garden party will be the theme, with presenters past and present Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift, Adam Frost, Frances Tophill, Flo Headlam, Nick Bailey, Peter Seabrook, Diarmuid Gavin, Continue reading “BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 preview”

Back to the Land TV show: Dalefoot Composts

Documentary highlights sheep farmers-turned-eco-compost makers in Lake District

Dalefoot Composts
Simon Bland and Jane Barker from Dalefoot Composts. Picture; Andrea Jones

Dalefoot Composts, the company behind the Wool Compost brand, is to feature on tonight’s TV show Back to the Land on BBC Two at 8pm, presented by Kate Humble, about rural entrepreneurs.

Based at Heltondale near Penrith in the Lake District on a 120-acre farm, the company is run by Simon Bland and Jane Barker. It makes peat-free compost and restores damaged peat bogs across the UK.

It’s one of my favourite companies, making peat-free compost and restoring damaged peat bogs across the UK.

I’ve been lucky enough to trial the compost and it has been a Continue reading “Back to the Land TV show: Dalefoot Composts”