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Bamboogie

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

A paragraph or two wouldn't go a miss

Steve 309

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.

Orchid Lady

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 

nutcutlet

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
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.

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Woodgreen wonderboy

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"

Dovefromabove

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. 

Woodgreen wonderboy

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

I thought we'd done this subject to death

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!
Woodgreen wonderboy

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

Sorry Woody, didnt mean to offend????
nutcutlet
KEF wrote (see)

I thought we'd done this subject to death

 

We have but it won't lie down

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