Wednesday, 25 March 2009

From Berryfields to Greenacre....

Those of you who haven't already seen it must watch the hilarious trailer on You Tube for our treasured Gardeners' World new site.

The Sock did make a pilot video for them but clearly it didn't convey quite the image they were looking for. Speakers on everyone and make sure it starts at the beginning.


23 comments:

VP said...

Superb!

I think the article in this month's GW magazine's pretty hilarious too. Have a look at Toby's 'sketch' of the new garden layout, which Joe then drew up into a 'proper' garden plan for him.

Spot the difference.

WV is spingo - the best beer you can buy in Cornwall.

Fat Rascal said...
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Fat Rascal said...

I can't see the Youtube video -unavailable in my country.

I won't see the plans in GW either.

I'll just go and discuss Descartes then.

(I deleted my own comment as I'd made a mistake)

aspidistra said...

Snigger. So judging by your road traffic pics of Brum, Toby will be growing spaghetti (junction) squash, will he?

Arabella Sock said...

Well after Berryfields Manor burnt down at the end of 'Scents and Sustainability' Sir Toby Tumnus was left penniless and had to start from scratch again. Did Fireman Beardshaw save anyone else from the blaze? We will have to wait and see when the new series of 'Credit and Crunchability'* starts..

*working title

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

What fun.

(Like the new working title ...)
K

VP said...

Oops - got my BBC magazines mixed up - it's in next week's Radio Times...

jro said...

You should put that on youtube. Or is it there already?

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

LOL and it's already much better than the new series of GW will be, much more entertaining at least. GW should hire you Arabella to jazz up the show. Poor Toby = snorefest IMO.

Was not able to see the YouTube vid. Bummer!

Joe Slow said...

I see that CB's got a bit of a cwush on our own dear Arabella!! ha ha, love it!!

The Intrepid Explorer (Maggi) said...

A fab post - as ever.

Can't wait for 'Credit and Crunchabilty'!

I also notice that the Sock is getting close to the magic 30,000 visitors. Fantastic. x

WV is singu which sounds as if it should be something interesting, but I don't think it's a beer, sadly.

Arabella Sock said...

Hello Maggi

I'm on hols in Devon but the place we are staying has internet so I couldn't resist checking on my bloggywog.

The 30,000 is actually a cheat as it is page views rather than visitors. A more accurate figure is on the sitemeter which is about 16,500 but as I didn't install it until I had been blogging a while I think a reasonable figure will be nearly 20,000 by May which will be my first year of blogging!

By the way I'm having a lovely hols and can birdwatch from bed and have seen a dunnock, cirl bunting and some buzzards so far!! How fascinating is that?!!!!!

Sue (aka Trillium) said...

Superb - I won't be able to watch the programme now without expecting to see a plane cruise overhead.

The Intrepid Explorer (Maggi) said...

Arabella, that sounds just magical.

Have a super holiday!

themanicgardener said...

Like Fat Rascal and Yolanda, I couldn't see the video; A notice informs me that "This video is not available in your country." Why? Why? Ah well... I always suspected that everything fun happened somewhere I couldn't be.
--Kate

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emmat said...

Okay firstly, your thing is absolutely hilarious.

BUT SECONDLY

WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF is that TRAILER?????

???

??????????

I'm sorry but that man is a hoodie and as such, should be banned

emmat said...

ps am particularly impressed with a cirl bunting which i wouldn't even know if it came up and pecked me. I did see a sparrowhawk trying to catch a blackbird at Kew the other day though. Hope rest of hols were lovely. xx

Arabella Sock said...

Hi everyone

I think the reason people outside the UK couldn't see the GW trailer is that the Beeb only allow people who have (hopefully) paid the TV license fee which funds the Beeb. I had thought that because it was on YouTube that it would be more widely available. The trailer is quite hilarious and they used it to open the programme last week which made me laugh again - it was the best bit!

Cirl buntings are only found around the Devon/Cornwall coastal area in this country. They look like yellowhammers but with a slightly different marking on the head. We saw dolphins and weasels too but not in the same place! LOL

I noticed (along with several other people) that on GW, Toby et al made reference to Joe planting stuff upside down. Do you think they've been reading my blog

clic for the flic

Trisha xx said...

Very funny! Thanks for the link to U-toob as I missed the very beginning of the show on friday, so was confronted with a strange fake building wall and a small muddy patch as the new garden. I thought the presenters, as always, were great but apple and strawberry salad? Am I the only gardener left who likes seasonal fruit and veg to be...well, seasonal? I'm sure the team will be at gnome in no time in their new shed... (saw five buzzards in a day on the way to Dorset earlier in the week!)

Arabella Sock said...

Ah yes.. the fruit salad. IMO two fruits do not a salad make - you would have to at least add a tin of mandarin segments into it.

I noticed GW showed a cut down version of their Youtube video at the beginning of the program this week. I do hope they continue to do this every week as it really makes me laugh!