Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:11
I think Heseltine would have been a good UK/world PM but not a good UK/people PM. Like too many politicians, no idea about the common people and how they live or what they need or dream of.
I didn't like those kiosks either but everything else was wonderful tho not necessarily to my taste with those kniphofias. Loved the rill and lakes and sweeping tree plantations and the grandeur of those long borders.
i'm really enjoying the hour long format except for Joe on rocks because he grates. This format allows Monty to do what he does in his garden whilst others cover smaller garden projects and problems on a scale most people have at home and we still get to visit specialist nurseries, national collections, historic gardens and extreme gardens with knowledgeable presenters. Personally I think Monty needs to get out more but I'm not keen on his slightly sycophantic manner when not at home.
I've had a lovely time this pm watching recordings of the hour long bits and FFing to the good bits. brilliant. No more bananas for me either please. Not sure that veggie trial was worth it either. How clever do you need to be to realise Harlow Carr will have a shorter, cooler growing season than Rosemoor?
Given that every head gardener they've interviewed has said winter is the busiest time, why does the Beeb shut down both GW and Beechgrove so soon and fo so long? Beechgrove, by the way, is repeated on national BBC2 on Sunday mornings for those who can't see BBC2 Scotland in the week or on i-player.