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Toggy



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Terry Walton Reply with quote

Being a bit of a gardener myself I always enjoy listening to Terry's allotment slot every Friday.
I thought it was great to actually have him in the studio yesterday taking questions from people, he seems such a nice man and his accent is lovely Embarassed

I don't know if anybody heard the part where a chap phoned in about his broccoli and got rather emotional about it, it most bizarre. Confused
I loved Terry's comment which was "you can't get emotional about gardening, otherwise I'd break down everyday and be in a psychiatric unit by now"
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Toggy,

It was good to have Terry in the studio, and he is indeed a lovely guy. I've had the pleasure of meeting him down at the allotment I think on 3 occasions and he is just how he sounds on air. His wife Anthea is lovely too.

Have you read his book Toggy? It's a good read if you can get it from the library. I think the title is 'My Life On A Hillside Allotment'. I wish they would do a show with him in the studio more often especially at the beginning of the gardening season.

Not sure I'd get emotional about any vegetable!

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Toggy



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know he had a book, I will have a look for it.
It would be great to have him in the studio at the beginning of the growing season, I hope they do that sometime.

Nope, I would not get emotional about a vegetable other than to say sheesh, that didn't do very well. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I may have mentioned before I am involved on a weekly basis with the running of an organic community garden near Oswestry and believe me I know of many members who get not just emotional but quite obsessed with their fruit and vegetables and there is a great deal of competition between members

I've been connected with the project for about two years and in that time we have succeeded in turning what was a desolate and overgrown hillside into a thriving and productive organic garden which produces some really tasty food a share of which members are allowed to take away in return for their labour

It takes me back to my childhood when I was about eight or nine and my dad used to try to educate me in fruit and vegetable gardening and almost fifty years later I'm now firmly convinced of all the benefits Very Happy

I really cannot praise people like Terry Walton and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall highly enough who have both done so much to get people interested in gardening and growing their own food
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I really cannot praise people like Terry Walton and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall highly enough who have both done so much to get people interested in gardening and growing their own food


Seconded. Although my "English" tomatoes haven't done very well this year, the plants that have grown from tomato seeds I bought in Spain a couple of years ago are doing fabulously and I have some huge tomatoes now!

Last night my wife caught me sitting out there with a cup of coffee admiring them. "Sometimes I think you love them more than you love me", she commented.

I know where Terry Walton is coming from.
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