Posted: 19/07/2016 at 13:25
I am clearly in the minority here because, having watched 3 or 4 of the programmes I think it is not a bad 'daytime TV' programme. There seem to be some half decent, realistic budgets and no pretence of trying to do everything in a ridiculously limited time frame.
I've found the Rich brothers designs to be clean and modern, Charlie's to be more traditional and I've liked both - always interesting to see 2 completely different designs for the same space.
I'm tending to like the Rich designs more - which is a bit of a surprise bearing in mind what my garden looks like...
I have to agree about the practicality of those turf seats though. My first thoughts - how to mow, snagging clothes on the vertical sticks, that soil is going to sink a lot, and that fence won't last 5 mins unless there is a space behind the back of the seat and the fence. Also very surprised they didnt find the cash to buy a couple of pots of stain to tidy up said fence.
Much prefer this programme to Love Your Garden and it's light years ahead of The Instant Gardener which I really don't get at all.