Posted: 30/08/2015 at 12:49
Pansy I think you make a very good point. I remember many years ago Geoffrey Smith's two series: "Mr. Smith's Fruit Garden" and "Mr. Smith's Vegetable Garden". Both were informative and educational - I learnt lots from those series, because it set out to inform rather than entertain, and there was no fancy camera work etc.
There would be more than enough time for programmed schedulers to allow similar series, or plant speciality programmes - after all, they would only have to cut out an antiques programme or three (likewise those "Escape to . . ." ones) all of which seem to be on permanent repeat loops.
And in these times when there are fewer chemicals available/recommended, and more and more of us choose not to use them anyway, greater information about natural remedies or alternative ways of doing things would be helpful to all.