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Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:33

Well said obelixx,I just wished I had payed more attention to my dads gardening.He wasn' neat and tidy but grew fantastic stuff,  flowers and veg won many a show.his pholsophy was I grow it to please myself but if it pleases others job done.So I watch any gardening  programes to fill this thirst for info about gardening he started. 

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 19:16

In my eyes he was still a breath of fresh air Paliaisglide and as close to Geoff as we have at the moment, allot better than Monty,I still await to see who's next in line ,I dont hate Monty he has his moments,Its just my preferance.Vive la difference mon amie. 

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 16:08

Good point Leggi,I found abook last year in a secondhand bookshop in Yorkshire on the correct pronunciation of plant names it's great,some say clematis some say clem-atis etc

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 16:00

My point exactly Bunny.What happend to that garden in Bum I think it was ,they spent a fortune building walls, sheds, greenhouses etc all working from scratch ,could have been great,but poof its gone along with a presenter Toby in the same vein as The much missed Geoff Hamilton,BBC missed an opportunity and wasted a shedload of cash.I get the Idea Toby would not sing the tunes he was told too.If thats the case we all lost out.Going to find my shades now ready for the heatwave!!

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 15:17

I agree with Rosa,time for a new down to earth presenter or two,we all like to see how the other half garden, perhaps Its the BBC Idon't know.We need need new and old ideas  based on affordability even if it upsets some of us. 

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 15:57

I'm with obelixx on this ,Monty does like his hedges tho' and he has shown some gardens I would like to visit.But he is not a patch on Toby Buckland or the late Geoff Hamilton for practical gardening and what happened to Joe Swifts alottment and all his freebies,still we have Carol Klein to look forward to.Having said all this I still wach Gardeners World and just put up with Monty. 

When to prune zebra grass?

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 15:20

I leave mine untill the bad cold weather has gone,leaving the tops on helps to protect the plant from some of the ravages of winter.It works for me tho I'm no expert ,good luck.

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