Posted: 17/05/2014 at 21:46
Class envy? Where did that come from?
I come from a rural area where lots of people have quite large gardens, certainly larger than the one I have here - there are still lots of those people you know, and they need programmes that relate to them too. The traditional English council house has quite a large back garden. My daughter and her husband live in a rented Victorian apartment in the centre of a large town - they share a decent sized garden with the apartment below them.
And what about Carol Klein and the young couple in their garden? - all the plants they'd collected, been given, grown from cuttings or whatever - doing things on a budget - that was all covered in the programme.
Monty has written about having had help at Longmeadow at the insistence of the BBC ever since GW has been filmed from there - it's on record and has been quoted on this forum.
Not everyone is into 'fussy houseplants' but some people are and propagating and selling them is often a useful way of raising funds for all sorts of things, whether it's a local gardening club or a PTA bring and buy. There's very little about houseplants on the programme, why complain when they're covered occasionally, particularly when it's incidental to the demonstration of a technique that can be applied elsewhere.
I found plenty that was practical and quite a bit that was inspirational in yesterday evening's programme. I'm sorry that you didn't but we are all different.