Posted: 13/03/2017 at 10:41
Percy Thrower was nearly 25 years older the Geoff Hamilton, and their attitudes and understanding probably reflect that difference. Yes there were environmental campaigners around when PT was broadcasting but they were viewed far more as oddball or eccentric during PTs formative years.
I'm not saying that attitude was right, but it was prevalent. Damning people on the basis of knowledge and attitudinal change after the event is unfair. I'm sure there are many here whose initial introduction to gardening was through PT.