Posted: 25/03/2013 at 18:46
"unnlike Geoff H, he doesn't show inventive things like GH's free or very cheap to make light box for seedlings and so on and so forth!
There isn't time for any of that!
The BBC allots us gardeners a miserly 30 minute time slot. That 30 minutes is precious - and yet they waste the first 5 telling us what they're going to be doing during the remaining 25!
We're a captive audience! It's our only visual source of good gardening sense from plantsmen/women - not DIYers. We're not going anywhere (though I have to confess to going to make a cuppa while Joe does his Jungle Garden theme - I live on the east coast of Scotland!)
I stopped watching GW during the period when BBC turned it into a dumbed down magazine type prog - full of 30 minute projects and sticking some poor stooge on the screen to be "educated" by the presenters.
Whilst I did feel sorry for Tony (it wasn't his fault) it is such a treat to now have 2 of my trinity speaking directly to me. They don't exactly garden in paradise themselves and they are SO grounded - their love of plants and earth shines through. How can anyone not be enthused by that - no matter the size or location of your plot?
Plenty Howtaes to suit garden DIYers out there on the web .... in fact not that far from where you are, right now .....