Posted: 12/08/2016 at 12:47
I'm still catching up with the series but, again, I've enjoyed most of what I've seen. I don't like the sentimentality of Love Your Garden and I don't like the fact that Instant Gardener is supposed to be done in a day on a ridiculously low budget - often for people who seem to have very little interest in gardening.
At least the 'clients' in this series seem to have an interest in their garden but want some help with ideas and planning (can definitely relate to that) and some of them have stumped up reasonable sums of money for plants and materials.
The only downside is that my OH has seen it and doesn't understand why the projects I have engaged a landscaper for have cost considerably more.
I think for many of those projects if you budgeted for 2 landscape designers to produce designs and quotes, one to project manage, the hire of equipment / skips etc and the cost of labour (how many people in the landscaping team?) you could probably treble the budget for each garden.
I got the impression that all these gardens will be maintained and further developed by their owners so I would love a revisit to them in perhaps 2 years time
Good gardening series BBC - well done