TV and radio garden presenter, Anne Swithinbank, brought three members of the gardening club to see our garden on 28th November 2011 and record their comments.
The sky was overcast but luckily there was no rain. With four days notice Gardeners' Question Time had requested to visit our garden and Marie and Tony had just enough time to tidy up the recently fallen leaves. Anne said she was impressed with very many of the plants and how healthy there were. She suggested that this was due to the careful pruning. Anne said that her visit had challenged her to think about her way of pruning plants. The visitors said there was much of interest in the garden despite it being nearly winter.
The question and answer session later in the day was chaired by Eric Robson, with panelists Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Wilson. Marie said: "The question time session was lively and good humoured. The topical subject of pruning came up several times. Anne Swithinbank said that her visit to Marie and Tony's garden earlier in the day had challenged her to think about her way of pruning plants."
Presenter Anne Swithinbank said she was going to review her attitude to pruning since our plants were so healthy!