Posted: 18/05/2014 at 09:54
just watched show again. I don't normally engage with personality comments about gardeners, I am more interested in plants but feel compelled to defend GW.
The advice for trimming hedge ends only, straightening lawn edges, mulching straws and cloche to bring them on, must be jobs hundreds of thousands can and will be doing.
That goes for sowing sweet corn and sweet peas too. The heated gravel bench is to scale for MD's two acre garden. Geoff Hamilton would have probably made his own too but Barnsdale is an eight acre garden so that must have been quite a project!
This is a magazine programme, cherry pick ideas you like, let what doesn't currently interest you or apply to your garden go, just scale the ideas to suit your budget.
My neighbours had a standard 1939 semi, long thin back garden only 10m wide, but had wild flowers and grasses with a mown path and it was glorious (back then I manicured my garden but realised they had as much colour, so much more wildlife and spent more time sipping something delicious in their garden than I ever could).
Different strokes for different folks so 2.3m audience, when there are more than 200+ channels plus iPlayer and recording options, speaks volumes. Most of these options were not available in dear Geoff's time.
....ok, I'll step down from this soap box (or high-horse) now