Posted: 30/07/2013 at 13:34
I am a big fan of Monty and Nigel, but if you have the August issue of GW the letter on p.129 from Molly the Bichon Frise puppy made me giggle and she has completely upstaged Nigel. Molly writes:
'Well, I think Nigel is boring and clearly has no gardening skills, unlike me. I'm great at digging holes, especially in soil that has just been planted. I'm a whizz at pruning too - nipping off any branches within reach. Jim wasn't too happy when I chewed through some clematic stems, but I was showing him how to stimulate new growth from the base.
'When Jim planted out his French beans, I was a big help. First I taste tested them, nipping of their tops. Then I showed him that neat rows aren't always best - random and free form can be good too. We make a great team!'
Molly sounds hilarious and gorgeous, but Nigel is a handsome dog and I loved it when Monty asked his opinion of the topiary!!