Posted: 14/03/2014 at 00:24
Now then Mike. Bridal your tongue. I say that, because i tend to get a bit of hate mail for being critical. In fact. I admire anyone who shares gardening/horticulture with me.
Perhaps I would, yes, like to see more of gardening on TV. It would make a change from doctors and nurses, Auctions, police chases etc. I think that the program planners tend to 'dress up ' gardening. For instance. Just within the bounds of forums such as this. I try vto pass on my practical and theoretical experience to others. Even at 74 with what amounts to 69 yrs experience. I am still learning. This is what I would like to see on my TV. There are so many youngsters coming into horticulture. TV offers the ultimate teaching spot. Even short programs. I'd like to see a series where you are taken through the basics, gradually widening out. Where perhaps at the end of a six week series. Applications would be pouring in, for individuals wishing to engadge in gardening. It is very pleasing to see more young women entering the field, but please. Program casters. Look at the real life. Gardening can be mucky and wet, soggy and nasty at times. Please stop showing us young ladies, almost dressed in their Sunday best. Hi Guys. Do you like it. I got it from M&S especially for the show. Now to do some planting. Please stop the camera play to. I have supervised park staff. I have had some very strong hard tough women working on the parks. They knew their job and they worked hard, and in those days, they worked for a damn sight less than girls work for today. Stop the playing to the cameras. Then to the male gardeners, well TV stars. Please programers,make the programs more real. OK. Not knocking the chap. In fact I like him. Monty. Here he comes, wellies on, wheel barrow etc. I used to be a copper so I tend to look close. Wellies. To me they look as if he's just bought them from the high st. That barrow. Fresh out of the garden center. Then today, we will transplant this shrub. Long pregnat pause. Sound off. Hey, how do you pronounce that? In all honesty. What really is the purpose of these gardening programs? I remember Monty was doing another program, and although I try to avoid bad language, yet I admit to failing at times. Anyway, in this scene. Monty was enacting some kind of team leader, exiting a large wooden building, he exclaimed in no uncertain words, for the team to get their act together. I am not saying that I wish to hear foul words etc, but can we have programs taht are more true to life than portraying some sexually titivating experience or basically making grown men look like a load of idiots.