Posted: 03/03/2013 at 12:39
The gardening channel closed because of lack of advertising and I guess that shows that such a channel is not viable because no-one will invest. However , why can't one of the homes channels be a homes and gardens channel with time given to gardening programmes. I remember being at home ill about 20 years ago and being able to find half a dozen gardening programmes on different channels to watch during the day - and that was before Sky (or before I had it, anyway). Stefan Buczacki, Geoff Hamilton and a rather silly gardening quiz show come to mind, as well as GW. All that is now out of fashion, presumably because it is regarded as attracting mostly older viewers. Now, there seems to be a resurgence of interest in making and growing among younger people, and this seems quite a good time to revive gardening programmes.