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: In Your Garden: The Construction of a Small Lily Pond

C. H. Middleton
On November 21 the 'best known gardener in Britain' made his television debut with a demonstration of autumn pruning. This afternoon and this evening he is to deal with one of the most fascinating of gardening hobbies - a lily pool.
The laying out and cultivation of such a delightful addition to a garden is an interest in itself. What more beautiful than lilies? What more charming than a pool in which fish hang like shadows of living gold? And let it be remembered that plant life is essential to the life of fish.
But it is in these winter days that the work must be done. C. H. Middleton will explain to viewers the plants they should avoid, like the duckweeds and azolla which spread too rapidly and cover the water like a carpet. Those who have been to Wisley will remember the lovely water-lily pool on the fringe of the woods.

Contributors

Programme arranged by: Cecil Lewis
Presenter: C. H. Middleton

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: Caricatures

by Goodenough.

S. C. Goodenough is an artist whose sketches are remarkable for their economy of line-readers of the Radio Times know his work well. He draws rapidly and is altogether an ideal artist for the television camera. His speciality is caricatures of celebrities, some of which viewers will possibly see today.

Contributors

Artist: S. C. Goodenough

: Flotilla

A Naval Music-Hall with Arthur Prince and Jim.

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Ventriloquist: Arthur Prince

: In Your Garden: The Construction of a Small Lily Pond

C. H. Middleton

Contributors

Presenter: C. H. Middleton
Programme arranged by: Cecil Lewis

: Caricatures

by Goodenough.

Contributors

Artist: S. C. Goodenough

: Flotilla

A Naval Music-Hall with Arthur Prince and Jim.

Contributors

Ventriloquist: Arthur Prince








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