I was going to write about the BBC’s Digging Deep, an instant garden programme that also looks into designing a garden for the client’s emotional needs as well as practical, which seems all very well and good but surely starting a garden from scratch and witnessing the wonder of seeds growing and seeing your garden evolve is one of the strongest healing potions? But I can’t say anything nasty about it, despite the slightly mad presenters and the somewhat contrived new agey stuff in there because the public involved in the projects had actually been through some terrible times in their life and really needed a good pick me up like a new garden. I still think it could have been done better though. Rather than “we will have this plant here because it’s blue and will de-stress you” surely something like “we shall put your herb bed here. Here are you seeds, place them where you want them, watch them grow and here are some recipes for tonics and teas that you make from your herbs” would be a little better?
Your thoughts on this would be most interesting.
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