So, Gardener's World arrives at its new home (as described by Arabella Sock). Mud, bespoke greenhouses, and what appeared to be a large well in front of the greenhouse (is that where they keep Monty, or were they trying to bag themselves a leopard?). They also vandalised a perfectly useable new shed in order to make interesting TV.
But, it seems to have morphed into horticultural Top Gear. Competitive tree planting between Toby and Joe, and, heaven help us, a 'Cool Wall'. What next - the Stig racing sit-on mowers around the lawns of Greenacres?
Actually, I seem to be coming across as a bit of a curmudgeon, as I did enjoy it. The return to a bare field site gives lots of opportunities. And Toby is much more of my type of gardener than the be-corded one was. But just because a format change made Top Gear very successful doesn't mean that it should be used on every type of programme. Who knows - we may be seeing Aled Jones and Pam Rhodes becoming ever more resourceful in introducing ways to blow up caravans on Songs of Praise.