Posted: 15/08/2012 at 11:23
Dove from above, you missunderstand my complaint. Yes I do understand the principles of composting thank you but they tell us how to do it year on year. I think it's a waste of programme time when they repeat things so often. Do you have the space for at least two big compost bins? I don't, However I would like to use what I can to make compost on a smaller scale (and I do believe I'm not alone in that) but that is never covered dispite it being perfectly possibly, in principle AND in practice... get YOUR facts straight.
As for "new techniques" I'm actually complaining that they don't show us new techniques, just repeat the old ones, it's tiresome when there is only half an hour. Your way off with "homework" that's just a patronising comment, and you don't know me and what I have achieved.
I wouldn't watch GW if I didn't think it was a good programme but you have just said it yourself, the programme is too short to waste time. I don't begrudge anything except endless repetition. I don't like Monty's garden because it just doesn't give any new ideas, it's such a boring garden to look at when ever you see a long shot.
Monty as a presenter is OK and I do like Carol and her infectious style but please ring the changes, that's all I'm asking for. There used to be more variety in gardening programmes and it's a great shame that we don't have that now, however GW was always a programme for the dedicated gardener as you yourselves demonstrate, I didn't learn anything from the Rachel de Thame creating a garden in a barracks nor from her flower arrangement for the Royal barge. GW seems to have lost it's focus sometimes and just spreads itself too thin. What the BBC should be doing is making more programmes for those who want those side stories and leave GW to do what it used to do very well.