Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:27
I have been visiting the CFS for 40 years or more, first as a visitor, then many years working on stands, and now as a visitor again. The TV coverage has no bearing on my interests which are predominantly about plants. There is way too much time on garden design and far too little about plants. Almost all the gardens are built to look good for just a few weeks, if that. Few flowers would be showing a couple of weeks later. At the show the view any visitor can see is far inferior to the overhead shots the TV camera gives, which make the gardens look much larger than they are, and see further into the design than a visitor can; if you can be bothered to fight the crowds.
Also it "appears" that the iplayer version of the shows may be editted from the live transmission as all my friends say, "saw you on TV" on Tuesday, but I can't find me no matter how many times I run it ;-(