Posted: 31/03/2013 at 12:00
Quite right I don't like Monty Don. Nothing personal (I'd be quite happy to share a pint in the pub with him) but I don't rate is ability as a gardener and I have sufficient knowledge to know what I'm talking about.....on the other hand, I will concede he is a good communicator & presenter.
I do have this gripe at the moment about the amount of money being spent on his garden.... and probably more to the point who is paying for it and when he leaves the program, will there be any reimbursement (if applicable) to the BBC.
At the start of the series, I don't think it could have escaped anyone's notice that the place was little more than a neglected dump....I certainly wouldn't have liked to call it my garden. The contrast now is remarkable, there has obviously been large sums of money spent on structural changes & labour.
Time will tell if I'm right or wrong.
The only thing you would be getting from Monty Don in a pub would be a pint of bitter.
Stop with all the righteous indignation about the use of your poxy license fee will you. Would you rather it was spent on a smart new greenhouse in support of the nation's favourite gardening show, or on another fat cat BBC executive's junket to Dubai, or a new suit for Sir Brucie perhaps? Get some perspective. I mean a few comments ago you were actually ranting about how many African orphans the greenhouse money could be saving, you couldn't make it up.
And your assertion that Longmeadow was a "neglected dump" before it got a massive cash injection from the downtrodden taxpayer.. that's just pure trash talk coming from a nobody on an internet forum who clearly has an axe to grind.
If you're that bothered by what MD gets paid to present the programme from his own home, submit a freedom of information request and enlighten us with some facts for a change you moaning git.