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October 02, 2009

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HappyMouffetard

Ah yes, the infamous vandalism of the Blue Peter garden. My only other link to TV gardening as a child were Billl and Ben (who I was vaguely frightened of) and the Herbs.

Dawn/LittleGreenFingers

Oh yes, I'd forgotten about The Herbs. Was the lion called Dill or Parsley? - it's all a little hazy

They actually brought back Bill and Ben featuring John Thompson as a snail. You've got to think that hurt after Cold Feet fame.

HappyMouffetard

How sad that I know the following - dill the dog, parsley the lion, constable knapweed, the chives, and so on and so on...

I was of the age when a 12 piece jigsaw (of the Herbs) was a considerable challenge. Mind you, I feel like that sometimes now.

Lia Leendertz

How classy of you not to mention 'Fifi and the Flowertots'. An excellent female gardening role model, as it goes, but unfortunately only to be found on Channel 5. Dreadful.

Dawn/LittleGreenFingers

HM - Love the sound of Constable Knapweed - your memory is astounding even if puzzles are a challenge..

Lia - How could I forget Fifi? I am loving the idea that this is down to classiness when really it is more to do with my slowly disintegrating brain.

Anna/Flowergardengirl

How funny! and so true that our kids are on the genius level compared to us at their age--and my generation had Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans. If my grandmother had not taught me gardening....there wouldn't be a flowergardengirl.

Iota

I think you should write to Sarah Brown and suggest it. They would probably do more than that for a few extra popularity points, just at the moment.

Dawn/LittleGreenFingers

Anna - Captain Kangaroo and Mr Green Jeans - really? I'm now beginning to feel I was spoilt with Bagpuss, Dangermouse and Mr Ben...

Iota - You may be right, although even gardening isn't quite that miraculous.

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