Monty has impressed me so much more since moving from Berryfields. He seems so much more relaxed and happy on his own patch. He practises organic gardening but does not preach it. He got some stick to start with about the state of his box hedging, and how much of it there was, but it looks a lot better now. And he's not bothered about getting a good soaking and looking like a drowned rat for the sake of the programme. Even Carole seems to have tempered her enthusiasm and is not as "over the top" as she used to be, so I can listen to her words of wisdom without cringing at her dramatics. Or is it just that I am getting more mellow? And Joe is a lot more interesting talking about garden design than he was when messing about on his allotment.
I do agree that the spring sessions should be longer. I enjoyed the euphorbia slot, but was not interested in the pond bit - I've done it in a previous garden but no chance in my current one. These slots are great provided there is enough time left for general advice of value to most of the audience at this critical time of year.