Posted: 17/05/2014 at 17:49
I have a large garden with space for a shed and a small greenhouse and aveggie plot and a pond and grass and hedges but, given that I share it and the family budget with a teenage daughter who loathes gardening and a husband who is a good labourer but not green fingered and two dogs and a cat, I can't afford hundreds of pounds for a heated bench, let alone the many more hundred pounds I'd need for a greenhouse to house it. Nor do I have the desire for long rass with a path mown through or anywhere to house, or give away, all the sterptocarpus babies I'd get if I did leaf cuttings.
GH, AT and probably Beechgrove would have taken the trouble t point out that smaler models for smaller budgets are available and more than likely shown how to make one with the heating coils that can be bought now. Beechgrove would probably run a trial of cuttings with heat and cuttings without just to show the beneffits and better inform viewers whether advanced or novice in gardening skills.
I thought last night's programme was mostly a waste of time and find Monty increasingly out of touch with people who can only garden at weekends and with limited space and budgets.
I will watch but am not looking forward to him presenting Chelsea - chalk and cheese personality fit for this event.