Channel 5 has revealed plans to expand into TV gardening.
It has appointed garden designer David Domoney to present Garden ER – a run of eight, half-hour programmes starting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13 July.
David is best-known as resident gardener on GMTV, This Morning, Better Homes and House of Horrors.
Garden ER will feature total garden makeovers while viewers’ garden gaffes will be fixed.
A special feature called Pimp My Shed will see David breathe life into redundant sheds.
“Channel 5 has not really done gardening before, so it is dipping its toe in the water,” said producer Kerry Richardson, a former producer of Gardeners’ World and Around the World in 80 Gardens with Monty Don.
Kerry said Garden ER will be aimed at “non-gardeners or people with little gardening knowledge who may feel intimidated by other garden programmes”.
“We are not going for the Gardeners’ World audience,” Kerry added.
“Channel 5 believes David can hold the attention of non-gardeners and inspire them with his can-do attitude. Channel 5’s audience is young and does not incorporate a traditional gardening audience.
“David is not precious about gardening. He believes you don’t need to be an expert to have a great garden – simply imagination, a few tricks and a sense of adventure.”