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  • Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 563
    Posy said:
    I'm a housewife. Also a graduate, professional, and a citizen of a complex modern western country. My choice is as good and as bad as anyone else but I take exception to outdated sexist sneering, Tim. 
    Oh dear 😂
    Surrey
  • robiwanrobiwan Posts: 206
    Crikey got bit heated but irrespective of peoples views still a lovely charming relaxing program in an ever busier life  :)
  • robiwanrobiwan Posts: 206
    One hour to go G W peeps
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 2,911
    Carol Klein is an exception to that rule (although I'm not calling her ugly or likening her to a "ball sack", don't get me wrong! I love Carol but after watching her Cottage Garden series, realise I can only take her over-bubbling enthusiasm in small doses. Carol, you don't have to laugh halfway through every sentence - it seems a bit mad.

    Do we want GW to be down to earth and always 100% directly applicable to average gardens? I do like the escapism to be honest. GW has tried being more "down to earth" in the past and I found it a bit dull. If it was centred around a typical suburban plot it would become very repetitive. 

    I want to see James Wong take over from Monty but with Frances on crop duty.
  • HazybHazyb Posts: 305
    All the presenters are pretty much the same these days. Media trained. Very similar hand gestures etc. apart from Adam who’s hand gestures are kinda awkward, bless him. 

    They are sort of not different enough really which makes it a bit dull at times. I don’t watch if for the presenters and there’s a lot of them! The wage bill must be high. 
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    edited May 2019
    To many presenters for my liking and not really giving enough detail of plants they flit from one thing to the next not always giving mach actual advice just how good they look.
    I appreciate there is such a great diversity in gardening it's difficult to cover even a small amount but maybe it's time for the BBC to rethink gardening and make a few changes and split the gardening and gardeners up into two or maybe more completely separate programs keep gardeners world for the flowers etc but a new one on vegetable and fruit growing maybe. 🐖

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 2,123
    I'm very glad to see a range of presenters. I don't mind if they are attractive but I really do care to see younger/older/male/female and a variety of gardening knowledge and experience. Items on gardening with disabilities seem relevant these days and the place of gardening when there is mental ill health is topical. 
  • Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 563
    Hazyb said:
    All the presenters are pretty much the same these days. Media trained. Very similar hand gestures etc. apart from Adam who’s hand gestures are kinda awkward, bless him. 

    They are sort of not different enough really which makes it a bit dull at times. I don’t watch if for the presenters and there’s a lot of them! The wage bill must be high. 
    I love Adam’s “awkwardness” 😊 Maybe it’s one of the reasons he comes across knowledgeable yet passionate and relatable. 
    Surrey
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,233
    Adam is a gardener, a plantsman and a designer.  Who cares about hand gestures?  He knows what he's talking about and explains things clearly.

    Great to have a variety of presenters with different strengths but there are sometimes too many I feel.  It comes across as bitty and superficial and I would be very happy not to see another bloody jungle garden for the rest of this year.  There are so many other styles why do they keep harping on this one?
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 3,815
    Second that about the jungle gardens Obelixx, how many times can a man say ‘foliage’ in a short feature? Maybe his mates had a bet on it.
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