Posted: 12/03/2017 at 10:29
I think the GW producers have done a pretty good job over the years balancing the needs of the beginner with those of the more experienced gardener and bringing us interesting 'magazine' articles. The only really dire time was after Monty's illness when we had some really poor presenting and misguided articles (the above item featuring Joe Swift comes into that category).
I know some people enjoyed the programmes to visit the far flung places many of our 'common' garden plants come from. I didn't - but I'm sure I've enjoyed other articles which were not popular with others. It's all swings and roundabouts and at least giving us an hour long programme will allow for a bit more in depth coverage of some items.
My real gripe is that there is a 50 year archive of earlier programmes and hours and hours of TV schedules to fill. Most of us now have access to recording devices or Catch Up TV. Wouldn't it be good to have reruns of all the Geoff Hamilton programmes? - perhaps even the AT ones (although I'm not a huge fan). Maybe even some of the really early ones for interest.
Times, views, chemical controls all change but the fundamentals of gardening remain the same. I can't believe there is not an hour a week (2am on Mondays????) when they could not broadcast these for us to record and watch at leisure.
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