You Could Be A TV Star!

The producers of the Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year TV programme recently contacted the club to see if anyone would be interested in entering their competition this year. We're willing to bet that many of our members have highly memorable sheds stuffed full of interesting items that would qualify. Anyone interested in taking part can find out more at the programme's website.

In the meantime, here's the team from the show together with two "typical" mower sheds. The first shows part of the display at Milton Keynes Museum and the second shows how to make the best use of storage space - but possibly not ideal for displays - at an unknown location.


New BBC History Of Gardening Series (Updated)

The BBC is broadcasting a brand new series on the Secret History of the Garden. Presented by Monty Don, the series comprises four parts and goes out on BBC2 at 9pm on Sunday evenings with repeats on the same channel on the following Wednesday after Newsnight at 11.15pm.

Each episode covers a different century, starting with the 17th. Christopher Proudfoot - long term club member - recorded some pieces about lawn mowers for the series and we expect these will feature in the final episode, covering the 20th century. All being well this episode will be broadcast on Sunday 13 and Wednesday 16 December. 

Christopher actually recorded the footage late last year but it's not unusual for programmes like this to be completed and then shelved for months until a suitable slot in the schedules is available. The first three episodes are currently on the BBC iPlayer where all episodes will be available for a week or two after the final one is broadcast.

Note: this posting is changed to include the correct information about Christopher's appearance and updated information on the scheduling of the programme and its transmission dates. Another club member Brian Radam recorded a sequence for the third episode in the series (covering the 19th century) that was broadcast on Sunday 29 November and Wednesday 2 December.

New Design For Club Website

Today we launch a new design for the website. This is the first redesign since the launch of the "new" website over six years ago in 2009. These changes have been introduced to refresh the overall look of the site and make it easier for people using tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices to view the content. The basic layout and navigation of the site are largely the same as before although there are one or two changes at the top of the screen. We'll be making a few tweaks to the design over the coming weeks.


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