I vaguely remember Percy but that was mostly because "Telly" was a new thing. Am I right in thinking he used to do his gardening dressed in a shirt and tie ? Very BBC
He was a Gardener of course but I seem to think that the Geoff Hamilton's were the ones who tried to come away from chemicals and zapping every living thing.
In more recent times, we seem to have come full circle.......back to using chemicals (admittedly somewhat more sophisticated ) for knocking stuff off. I can well understand some of it but there do seem to be more chemical solutions offered as a quick fix rather than promoting good garden practice and the idea (horror of horrors ) that you do need to live alongside nature.
As for the Garden Makeovers..........well.........there have been comments enough on that subject I think
Well, that's my rant over and I never even knew poor old Percy