Posted: 22/09/2017 at 12:02
As I've said, Monty writes well but you'd expect that form someone who read English Literature at Cambridge. However, his horticultural knowledge is all gleaned form personal experience and what he's read or seen.
He has no formal training or qualifications and that leads him to make mistakes both in his own garden - which anyone can do - but also when giving advice on TV and that is a worry. He also doesn't like or have lawns and that means he can't tell people - and that's most UK gardeners - how and when to treat them for various problems or give authoritative advice on how to prepare or repair or use one to best advantage to show off other plants and borders.
His own garden is all hemmed in with hedges and, to me, claustrophobic but he does have some wonderful plants and combinations and I like his feeling for wildlife and organic methods but I'd be happy if I never saw him mention bananas again.
Last edited: 22 September 2017 12:03:27