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What a lot of sentimental emotion from Alan Titchmarsh again.
Lovely programme. Done superbly. Pure escapism . tonight's programme was highly enjoyable
Well done Alan
Enjoying one from a few weeks ago on catchup as I type.
...and in the break I looked up a grass I liked, Mexican grass - just happens to be stipa tenuissima which I'm waiting patiently for it to show it's glory!
You will love it MrsG ......and watch out for seedlings to pot up and plant out next spring. Best In groups
Yes it made me cry tonight, such a loving family, they did a really good job of the garden
I've not watched it yet but have sky'd it so will catch up at some point, I thint it's a great programme even if I can't afford most of what they do, but it does normally make me fill up a bit
Sorry but not for me. I like the gardening side of it but not the 'human interest' bit. Perhaps I am too private a person but I don't like to see people's troubles spattered all over the screen.
I didn't cry till Alan welled up! Then I was off!
loved the garden though and will watch again on replay as missed a lot of it
I agree with hogweed. Too much emotion, nice garden, would have liked to see more of the plants in the devon seaside garden.
I agree with Hogweed and Fidget.
I think they've had a good cry in every programme this series. I know they're sorting out a garden for people with major problems,but I think a quick gloss over would suffice....and then get on with the garden.
It seems that everything has to have the sob story these days, in reality tv programmes.
Ooooooooo, some hard hearts there!
Its meant to be emotional. It doesn't mean the viewers have to sob their eyes out.
For me, a deserving family gets something done for them that maybe is over the top a little but gives so much pleasure to them.
It's not a garden programme really but when was the last time GW inspired anything?
LYG has inspired me to do some grass pots around my patio area (programme a couple of weeks ago), I can't afford to do a lot of what they do or have such established plants, as is probably the case for a lot of normal people, but some of the ideas can be adapted.
I'll hold my hand up to having a bit of a cry, I know we don't have to Verdun but I'm a softie
You're a girlie Orchid....you're allowed to cry
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Ooooooooo, some hard hearts there! Its meant to be emotional. It doesn't mean the viewers have to sob their eyes out. For me, a deserving family gets something done for them that maybe is over the top a little but gives so much pleasure to them. It's not a garden programme really but when was the last time GW inspired anything?
Not hard hearted at all Verdun - very soft hearted indeed - but I do feel uncomfortable at what feels (to me) like the mawkish exploitation of others' misfortune for commercial gain. I'm not saying that these people shouldn't have lovely gardens made for them - I just feel it's wrong that only those that are 'suitable for television' will ever get what they truly need.
I've seen so many instances of families who have a real need for an accessible garden which would really contribute to the well-being of a disabled or ill family member, as well as for their family carers - however, they wouldn't make a good television story so there's no chance ....
Occasionally we need to look at something without adding other issues to it.
Of course, there is exploitation (everywhere) but love your garden simply does something womderful for somebody and this is the way to regard it.
Reality soon hits hard when the news or other programmes are broadcast........people killed, abused and all kinds of hypocrisy amd horrors .......and that's just Eastenders!
Perhaps, given my (former) line of work, it's just too 'close to home' for me .... ?
Im with Dove on this one, used to watch but started to get too sentimental, cant watch the DIY stuff thats similar, really dont like programmes or books that make me cry, too much sadness in the world so prefer to watch things that make me laugh or that I know are fictional. Im not keen on reality TV prefer drama and I never watch or read celebrity stuff basically because Im just not interested in what they do or how they behave.