I think they're probably trying to cater for everyone - a beginner and the more experienced gardener - those with a little urban courtyard and those with an acre or so, and all the different sized plots in between, as well as those who rent an allotment, so that in each programme we can each find inspiration somewhere.
Possibly they don't always succeed, but someone, somewhere a long time ago once came to the conclusion that you can't please all the people all of the time.
The adverts in the magazine have nothing to do with the editorial content of the programme or the magazine
I think GW is trying to cater for the average gardener - and that's the problem, because it is such a wide and ill-defined term. All they can do is to try to provide something for everyone, as Dove has pointed o most of theut. So none of us will be satisfied all the time or perhaps even time. I still love it for trying and for showing me growing things looking beautiful.
So do I GG
Very subjective...how dare anyone try to shoehorn such a creative, obsessive, artistic and diverse group of individuals into a niche. However..I still love GW (and Beechgrove) and am just glad that we HAVE a gardening prog back on our screens.
The rather garbled post above in my name is because I am having to use an ancient laptop whose cursor leaps everywhere. Apologies for not checking properly.
I think it's me that's ancient not the laptop -that's the problem!
I have to agree with a lot of the posts about 'averageness' (-is that a word?!) We have different plots, different experience, different lives etc, and so we take different 'bits' from G's W or any other programme/magazine. It can't cater for every eventuality. no programme or magazine can. Learning new bits and pieces about our chosen hobby or interest is surely what we all get from it.
Or just admiring the pictures of other people's plots and going 'ooh I wish I had that'!
Average is so vague isn't it?
I think anyone;
- who enjoys their garden and knows what they like - a weed is only a plant on the wrong place
- suffers from a little bit of backache on a Monday morning
- knows they've had a great weekend if they've got dirt under their finger nails
- spends more in the garden centre than they do on new clothes
I'm glad to be average!!