PBS website contact:BBC Gardeners\' World: Filming in South Africa

Eugene Zielinski eez55@earthlink.net
Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:09:25 PST
We received this inquiry about filming some summer growing and blooming flora of South Africa.  If you have any information to offer, particularly if you happen to live in South Africa, please respond to Dr. Johnson directly.  Her e mail is at the end of her message.

Eugene Zielinski
Prescott Valley, Arizona

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>I’m wondering whether you can help me.
>I work on Gardeners’ World, the most popular gardening TV programme on the BBC, and I am currently looking into the possibility of us doing some filming on the native flora of South Africa in early 2018.
>Our aim is to make a series of films looking at the origin of some of our most popular garden plants and so far, Crocosmia and Eucomis sound promising, with Tulbaghia as a possible third. I understand that all of these grow wild in the Drakensberg and Lesotho, but I have yet to talk to a local botanist to find out a) when they would be in flower and b) where they occur.
>I understand that some of your members may have expertise in this field, so I thought I’d drop you a line to see if any of them could help. Trying to research this sort of project from afar is always tricky, so if any of your members could point us in the direction of some good local experts or supply us with any advice, that would be hugely appreciated.
>I look forward to hearing from you.
>With best wishes
>Dr Claire Johnson
>Horticultural Researcher
>BBC Gardeners’ World
>Tel: 0117 97 42265
>Pacific Bulb Society web site
>email: website@pacificbulbsociety.org
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