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21/07/2014 at 23:14

But you missed the best bit about Monty........Nigel!

A paragraph or two wouldn't go a miss

21/07/2014 at 23:18

I think he's a splendid chap.  Good at presenting (even if the director/cameraman is awful at showing us what he's doing) and seems to have a nice personality.  I read his Ivington Diaries    a few years back and I found it fascinating and moving.  And early the other morning (when I couldn't sleep) I caught a prog he'd made about French gardens, which was also fascinating.

21/07/2014 at 23:22

Well as you know Mike, I'm a Monty fan and a Nigel fan, I think both are fab. I would absolutely love to meet him but would probably get starstruck and say something really stupid!!!  However there are others that disagree....so be prepared 

21/07/2014 at 23:26

OL, I was just waiting for the first of the whingeing brigade,

Did you set it up on purpose Mike. It must be a least a fortnight since the last lot. 

Lyn
22/07/2014 at 00:38
Bamboogie wrote (see)

But you missed the best bit about Monty........Nigel!

A paragraph or two wouldn't go a miss

Less full stops would be good as well.

22/07/2014 at 06:37

In the spirit of balance and open discussion his time at GW has seen a dumbing down with background music, dogs and aimless wandering around his garden. If it wasn't for Carol I might have given up altogether. He may have made some good garden programmes but GW is at an all time low. "Discuss"

22/07/2014 at 06:47

Monty doesn't 'make' the GW programmes - he is the presenter.  Production style and much of the content will be down to Producers and Directors. It's like blaming the newsreader for the content of the news. 

22/07/2014 at 06:51

I doubt that very much Dove. MD is a journo with his own opinions and works from his own garden. I think he must have a huge influence on what is put out and how. I know I would want my say if it was "all in my name" and I had the opportunity of influencing things. He is no-one's puppet or mouthpiece.

KEF
22/07/2014 at 06:54

I thought we'd done this subject to death

22/07/2014 at 06:59

I think you're right KEF  

 

22/07/2014 at 07:01
I like Monty, he reminds me of my grandad! Each generation has its GW presenter, Monty is mine, i wasnt watching it when Alan did it, so i have nothing really to compare it to! Im just glad i can watch a gardening programme on "normal" telly! Yes i do have a soft spot for Nigel
Ive watched some Geoff Hamilton stuff when we had sky, i loved his very practical ways, i think the ornamental kitchen garden was one of the best series i watched
I enjoyed watching Alyce fowler when she was on gardeners world too, i think it needs some young blood to go with the old, im not having a go, but it has turmed in to a show watching people do flexi time in their own gardens most of the time, as much as i love longmedow, i would like to see a GW garden again, maybe this time with a little animal husbandry, wildlife gardening, you know, the kind of stuff that is done now
Still love GW, Monty and Nigel! Would be gutted if it was taken off!
22/07/2014 at 07:02

I don't disagree either, but I did get a glimpse of a red rag.

22/07/2014 at 07:32

Personally I would like to see a gardener presenting GW, rather than an actor/performer.

22/07/2014 at 07:45
Sorry Woody, didnt mean to offend????
22/07/2014 at 07:45
KEF wrote (see)

I thought we'd done this subject to death

 

We have but it won't lie down

22/07/2014 at 07:56

Maybe we should try staking it 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53371.jpg?width=466&height=350&mode=max

 

22/07/2014 at 07:57
That made me laugh! Nice one Dove
22/07/2014 at 08:09

..garlic, anyone?

22/07/2014 at 08:14

22/07/2014 at 08:18

Don't do patronising, Dove...but have to say, I love your diffusing skills. xxx

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