Review by: Alison Graham
Now here’s a pretty programme to give you a warm glow on a December evening as Monty Don and Joe Swift beg us to plant flowers. Britain’s front gardens are disappearing under tides of concrete as they are paved over for parking spaces and it’s making Joe Swift miserable. Though not too miserable, as he’s the most ebullient of all TV presenters. He visits a north Tyneside avenue whose residents have banded together to plant their front gardens and a once-gloomy nearby path, and he dresses as a milkman to give away plants in north London. As you do.
But first Monty Don, looking as ever as if he’s just stepped out of a Paul Gauguin painting, grieves over the destruction of our wild flower meadows and shows us ways of bringing them back.
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