Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:33
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 ....