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Where have we been?

Our ambition is to tour Can You Dig It? to every county in the UK.

Bolting brassicas, Batman!

At last! I have managed to obtain covert footage of the Greenfingers Challenge seedlings from our very first tour dates in Devon and Somerset. In order to do this, I had to disguise myself as a milkman and inveigle my way into Dan’s home. Not really. I just went round for a rehearsal. Anyway, […]

Lovely Leamington

We had a great show in Leamington Spa on Friday night. This is me after the show with my bouquet of rhubarb, presented to me by two kind audience members. Dan says I look like someone out of a 1980s musical in this photo, but that’s his fault because he took it.

Lots of […]

Burn bramble burn: allotment inferno!

This is the thrilling bonfire I had at my allotment on Saturday, in which I and a team of helpers reduced several huge piles of dead and dry brambles to dust. I have since dug the ashes into that bed so am expecting great things from the crops I plant there.

Dan and I […]

Bumper crop

In the show, Dan sings a song called Bumper Crop – about someone who grows a bumper crop of garlic. This is a photo of a real-life bumper crop of garlic grown by my good friend Craig, who has a splendid market garden in Wales. I turn green with crop envy each time I […]

Is Dan a murderer?

The Alan peas from Berwick are doing very well, as you can see. You can even just make out the word “Alan” (although it could say Aagh! or pretty much anything to be honest). At least they are healthy and happy seedlings. But what has happened to the seedlings from our first two shows? […]

Hosepipe ban? What hosepipe ban?

Good news! While millions of gardeners are labouring under the hosepipe ban and fear seeing their beloved crops shrivel and die before their very eyes, Dan and I are allowed to use a hosepipe to water veg – as long as it’s part of the show. This is true because we have checked. Dan […]

Attack of the giant squirrel!

You’d be forgiven for thinking this was some kind of scene from a sci-fi movie set in a dystopian future where red squirrels have taken over the world and humans must fight them in terrible battle of Man v Giant Squirrel. Will Smith could play the brave soldier and Andy Serkis of Gollum and […]