Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:45
Hi David, that with respect would not be with tongue in cheek I hope? Reading so many posts from new gardeners who plant with the hope of success and then fail breaks my heart, we have all been there though many of us came up through years of the old style gardening they did not. Years of decks grass playing fields for the children and those stupid garden make overs in a day gave the wrong impression. How do you tell someone that their new build lawn six inches of soil on a solid clay pan with thin rolls of grass will never be a bowling green. How can they know that GC's will sell them plants that need tender loving care to survive, time lots of young working house holders do not have. You will notice my posts are few and far apart now because they do not want to hear of the back break and the heart break gardening can bring before we reach the top. The gardening programmes do good though some jump on any bandwagon passing making it look easy when we old hands know it is not. Monty probably knows he will fail with some projects, that is gardening, I have a few failures, part of the process, the art is to learn from it, for new gardeners, it is not easy, there are no short cuts. My motto do it right, do it once.