Posted: 27/02/2014 at 14:12
Monty is indeed a good communicator and uses language well. I'm just not convinced he has anything of much relevance to communicate to the average suburban garden plot and new builds in particular. There is nothing for people creating a garden from a patch of mud and builder's rubble. None of his garden rooms would answer for a family garden, bringing up kids from toddler to teens and beyond with room for games as well as plants and maybe some veggies.
I just don't find GW instructive any more tho it is a pleasant half hour to while away with a glass of wine. Same with the French series - too much faffing in the 3CV and not enough on the actual gardens and plants. Lyrical but not informative.
Beechgrove packs in loads of info without seeming rushed and covers all sorts of gardening styles and sizes.