Posted: 21/10/2014 at 07:03
Well, I'm not a Mr T fan, but I don't think there's any need for unpleasantness
I watched the first of Monty Don's new series last night and enjoyed it. It was very different to 'garden makeover' programmes as his role was to advise and encourage but then to step back - the gardeners did (most of) their own work and spent their own money. The visit to East Ruston brought back memories of earlier this summer, but I felt the gardeners could have made more use of the information they gained.
I agreed with the comment at the end, that the Portuguese garden had too much gravel and not enough plant, but the plants they have will grow and colonise the gravel, and in a couple of years' time it'll look much better. I felt they could have looked at the planting of Cleve West's most recent Chelsea garden.
But as Monty said, the important thing was that the person the garden was made for absolutely loved it
I'm looking forward to the next series.