Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:13
Surely the art of a gardening programme such as GW is to show us what is possible, what is good practice and what to do now and why so that we all learn, or have reminders or new info on techniques and plants, whatever our abilities, budget and level of experience.
I find Monty's approach baffling at times. He'll say something like sow your own foxgloves and get 100 plants for £2.50 packet of seed but then feature great hulking expensive purple bananas that the average gardener can't hope to protect in their average sized plots and sheds and greenhouses.
He'll say things like right plant, right place and know its origins to get it right then mess about growing these bananas or planting melons in a dodgy hot bed when many of us are having a job just to get squash and pumpkins to cope with the cold, dry weather this year.