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General => News => Topic started by: Tin Shed on March 22, 2007, 08:45:38

Title: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Tin Shed on March 22, 2007, 08:45:38
This programme is back tonight and there should be a glimpse of some lotties - unless of course in ends up on the cutting floor!!!!!
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: prink13 on March 22, 2007, 10:11:50
Loved the 1st series,  been a huge Dick Strawbridge fan since seeing him and his brothers on Scrapheap Challenge years ago - the guy is an engineering genius! and his son, (although a little young!) is gorgeous as well - roll on series 2- I'm ready  ;D
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: cornykev on March 22, 2007, 17:32:49
Not seen it before, this ones seems to be about home building and there from the Wirral, wonder if BB knows them.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Mrs Ava on March 22, 2007, 17:54:50
oooooo.  Will have to check it out.  Shame the old man is out tonite, which means I am in charge of the remote!!  ;D
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: mc55 on March 22, 2007, 18:30:01
thanks for the reminder - would have missed it
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: cookie on March 22, 2007, 21:06:16
Have just watched it !
 Wonderful if you have  £750,000 to spend on an eco house. ??? ??? ???
 Good luck to the  people with the little garden and a lottie, far more the norm, me thinks.
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Biscombe on March 22, 2007, 21:20:04
AND a very expensive PLASTIC looking wormery, gets my goat! a bit too designer for me, sorry had 2 glasses of wine!
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: cookie on March 22, 2007, 21:25:50
I know the feeling ! 2 brandies and lemonade(medicinal purposes only,you understand) AND a  large glass of wine with dinner ::)
 Early night for me .
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Mrs Ava on March 22, 2007, 23:02:56
I watched the first 10 mins, and once they started talking about the fortune they had to spend on an eco friendly house, I turned over.  Not my kind of telly.
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: ACE on March 22, 2007, 23:17:01
Shame, the first series was so good, won't be watching the rest of them.
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: prink13 on March 23, 2007, 10:11:24
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Shame, the first series was so good, won't be watching the rest of them.

Agree with you all, they've spoiled the idea of being green, and turned Dick into a presenter - he's an engineer! :( !

Still, the 2nd family with the small garden was interesting - esp. the filtering downpipe - need to check that out

Kathi
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: froglets on March 23, 2007, 10:14:59
Glad they have been honest about how much they are spending, nothing worse than being conned by telly, like 2 day garden/house/life makeovers for a few hundred pounds when they forget to add in the labour cost or mention the effort & willpower to carry it all on.

Would like  to see more ordinary people doing green on a sensible scale
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Tin Shed on March 23, 2007, 11:49:26
Having reminded everyone about the programme, I obviously watched it, and agree with a lot of the comments. It has lost the edge that the previous programme had. I will however continue to watch it as it is my allotment site that was featured!! It was one of the topics of conversation at teabreak this morning - as well as the football, compost and the arrival of the two skips in readiness for tommorrows communal site tidy up.
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: kenkew on March 23, 2007, 11:59:12
There must be a demand for something along those lines but not as ambitious. Something that 'ordinary' people could take up. Every little helps as they say. Would be fun to try a few 'simple' Echo jobbies.
Come on Beeb, what about the other 90% of the population who don't have that sort of money to spend?
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Blue Bird on March 23, 2007, 18:05:39
Yes I watch the first series and thought it was brill.  What I was impressed with was the relationship of all the family.  They have a great outlook on life.

And no I do not know of the family but have seen the site and it an amazing size.

When we did our selfbuild although a timber frame nothing on the scale of theirs.

Love his mostache !!
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: katynewbie on March 23, 2007, 19:27:42
 :-\

Hmmm, that tache worries me! He could probably eat for a week on what gets left in it!

I watched most of the first series and was very interested, but irritated by the relentless enthusiasm! Also, it seemed to me that anyone could do it if you have an endless supply of free labour via your children's mates!

Hope that couple get on ok with their new lottie, what a lovely thing to do for them.

Will watch with half an eye..

 ;)
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Barnowl on March 24, 2007, 01:28:15
For me the highlight of the first series was the water wheel - nothing since then has come close, especially as they seem to be using increasingly expensive kit
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Baccy Man on March 24, 2007, 06:44:03
AND a very expensive PLASTIC looking wormery, gets my goat! a bit too designer for me, sorry had 2 glasses of wine!

It came from http://www.bubblehouseworms.com/ was made from recycled plastic & the worms were sourced from the UK rather than shipped in from Australia like the worms from http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/ are.

This makes it more environmentally friendly but it still seems an unnescassary expense when you can make a wormery out of just about anything.
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: flytrapman on March 24, 2007, 14:57:29
Why anyone buys worms amazes me!. If you leave manure/woodchip/leaves direct on the ground you are gauranteed that brandling worms will be attracted & colonise
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: emmy1978 on March 25, 2007, 00:20:09
Buy worms for a wormery? Has the world gone mad?  ::)
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: okra on March 25, 2007, 16:10:09
If he checked his moustache I am sure he would find sufficient worm for the compost bin ;D
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: emmy1978 on March 25, 2007, 16:47:30
eurgh!  ;D
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: cornykev on March 26, 2007, 17:24:37
I thought a giant caterpillar had crawled on his boat race.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Rosyred on March 31, 2007, 12:02:14
its horrible that thing on his face. Started watching it the other night and fell asleep (must of been good) hahah
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Biscombe on March 31, 2007, 15:23:35
If he checked his moustache I am sure he would find sufficient worm for the compost bin ;D

Hehehehhe ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

This programme really annoys me
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Biscombe on March 31, 2007, 15:24:27
Only gave it 5 mins of viewing time that was enough!
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Blue Bird on March 31, 2007, 17:11:54
Disappointed with this series as the first one had much more interesting green information 
shame really

 :(
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Zoglet on April 12, 2007, 20:53:50
Why do you have to have a budget of over half a million to go green? They all seem so incredibly over-privileged and distant, I find the programme really frustrating.
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: Tin Shed on April 12, 2007, 21:22:13
One of the first families involved is on our site and apparently they have been disappointed by the lack of support - four days filming and that was it. They were hoping for some serious advice and help, but feel a bit let down.
Title: Re: Its Not easy being Green
Post by: okra on April 13, 2007, 09:21:24
another green millionaire  :o