I used to think I didn't want anyone else messing in my garden and certainly can't afford to let OH loose unsupervised as he is an indiscriminate weeder. For years i've had th emost expensive compost heap in Belgium as he blitzes treasures and weeds alike - too hard to work round goodies apparently.
Anyway, we all know Monty has help in his garden even if he doesn't acknowledge it on GW and I no longer find ita problem having someone else knowledgeable in teh garden as Iv'e had to accept help recently. Since having neck surgery in March 2012 and ops on both feet in turn in Jan and April 2013 my garden has been going to pot so I now have someone who comes in and does 5 hours work every 2 weeks. She's great and very good at weeding which is a boon as my garden is surrounded by pasture and arable land and ull of invasive weeds invading from left and right.
I am careful to give her things to plant as well as just weeding and digging so she can share the pleasures and it's worked very well so far. We've started swapping plants as she takes away spares form mine that she doesn't have herself or can plant in other people's gardens and she brings me goodies from her own garden.
Monty should relax a bit.
I have also now read the press coverage of the switch to M from AT and it looks to me as though the Beeb has decided to fix the bit of Chelsea coverage that wasn't broken and has lost AT as a result. Too stoopid. I shall wait and see but I rather suspect that with MD at the helm it's going to be another snooze fest - like GW. Either that or a dangerous rise in blood pressure from frustration with gimmicky coverage as the Beeb tries to change the demographics.