Monday, 14 July 2014

Gardeners World appearance

I spent the whole day on Friday in a state of panic, I really had no idea what being on Gardeners World would be like. When the show started I was a huge bag of nerves but once it began and I saw how amazing the production team had made the garden look I relaxed and just enjoyed it. As soon as the show was over my phone went nuts with lots of supportive texts and Facebook was taken over by amazing comments from all over the country. Twitter was on fire with tweets from so many people saying how inspiring they thought I was. I was overwhelmed by the amount of people who said it made them cry. I don't think for one minute I am inspirational at all, just me being me and getting on with life, but if I have helped anyone get out in the garden even to look after one pot or raised bed then I am happy with that.

A huge thank you to everyone who has sent me messages in whichever way it was. I truly appreciate everyone's positive support.

Hopefully the link below will take you to the episode (for two weeks anyway)

Happy gardening

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Time Of My Life

Well the last few months have simply flown by and oh boy what a time I have had!

Firstly James and I went to Chelsea Flower Show courtesy of Amateur Gardening Magazine. It was an incredible day and not only did i get recognised I also got to meet Toby Buckland, who for some bizarre reason actually knew who I was? I blushed. A four page article in Amateur gardening followed all about my experience as a mobility scooter user trying to get around the show. There were a few hiccups and several bumps to negotiate but we made it through the day and escaped the horrendous down pour by a few minutes.

The second and most exciting thing to happen to me by far so far in my career as a gardener/writer is my upcoming appearance on GARDENERS' WORLD.

11th July 2014 9PM BBC 2  I make my first TV appearance

Filming in my garden was an incredible experience if not a bit surreal. I had to fight my giggles when I heard "action" and I had to wander about like no one was there, i soon settled into it though and even though I nearly boiled to death in the greenhouse so the lovely cameraman could get the best shots I truly truly loved every minute of the filming and Jo Robinson the Producer said I was a natural :):) Thanks Jo if Carol is ever busy you know where I am :)

Anyway as our gorgeous Campsis fell over last night I must dash and have a look and see if we can save it. Don't forget to tune in, or if you missed it there's always iplayer.

Happy gardening

The Two Fingered Gardener