The week-day late afternoon "schedule filler" on BBC TV. Where they give gardens a makeover. I appreciate that some of these "rescues" are for people with disabilities, but most are not. They are for people who obviously, by the state of the original, are not interested in gardening, but are happy for the BBC to throw £4000 at it. Of course the owners are delighted with the end result, who wouldn't be? But whether they will make the effort to maintain it, we'll never know. Yesterday's was the garden of a "new build," left by the developer as entirely lawn with a few paving slabs as a tiny patio. This one took the best part of £6,000 to fill. I only start watching these shows half way through, as I like to see what they do and I fast forward through Charlie Dimmock's "clowning around" that helps fill the programme. Much of it is a "quick fix," gravel paths that meet either the lawn or a border with no containment, how's that going to work out? In another episode we got a view of a small paved,"chillout area" where they position an existing double wooden seat with a table inbetween, but the paved area was too small, so one end had two legs hanging over a flower bed. But there you go, it's just telly innit? The "in thing" apparently, are pergolas, in the middle of the garden, made entirely from tanalised four by four or whatever. The idea is that "climbers" will grow up over them. In reality many won't, so they are left with an eyesore that might as well have been made with scaffold poles. "In things" are common to gardening from time to time. Back in the day, when building gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show, over a couple of years, a few were built by Diamuid Gavin, whose favourite and most used garden tool was apparently, by what we saw, a concrete mixer.