Posted: 17/10/2015 at 15:53
Jo, I have moved plants today....just as big as he did on Friday's GW. I am always moving plants...yes on a whim....but this is not the issue. My point is he does act on a whim on so many occasins and often where a lot of money is spent. It's not about being perfect or making mistakes at all......he does ring wholesale changes; we have all seen it on GW. He DOES set himself up as an expert and therein lies the issue. Of course gardening is an ongoing forever changing thing....dug out a whole border this morning......but many people watch to see planting done right first time.
Green Magpie, the ivy is a perfect point......it would have been more instructive if he had taken ivy from elsewhere; a plant always has some rooted bits alongside. I moved heleniums, veronicastrums, salvia patens and kniphofias today. All have been divided and potted.
We have gone on about Monty before and it is a little unfair cos he is good. But, Monty, please recognise the fact GW is for fhe viewers with small to medium gardens on average with little inclination to rip up their planting schemes every year