Posted: 15/04/2013 at 08:47
i liked this line "This, says Burks, has encouraged people who otherwise would have been out there planting with a pickaxe to stay indoors."
I'm sure Monty's interest in Alpines will get twisted too for a few column inches, they are generally available in the cheaper pots...
Maybe Alpines are a way forward since they can handle cold well and still bring forth the beauty we want in our gardens.
I don't think this is a Monty bashing thread although i think there has been others which seem to be suffering from greenhouse envy.
Mr Burke seems to have contempt for the intelligence of British gardeners, now that really does seem damaging to the garden centres, maybe he should be fired.
To be honest I think its more of a call to arms, for gardeners that its time to get cracking with the garden, from last thursday on I think GC sales will have gone from a trickle to a flood. Monty has just been used as an excuse to get a gardening story on main stream news. Seems to have been a successful ploy.