are television experts really xperts?
are we, in this media ruled world in danger of losing for ever those little tips that have passed down for many years and so many generations.the old boy on his allotment with a wealth of knowledge is being ignored because "its not what Monty Don says you should do"
i myself as a seven year old in 1940 learnt so much from a german p.o.w. who worked on the strawberry farm next to the allotment site. things that have stayed with me all my life and have proved to be the best way of going about growing certain things.
i see these experts, on garden programmes, continualy state "this is the way you do it"not "this is the way i do it but there are other ways of doing it"
i can recall the well known writer Arthur Hellyer who lived near the allotment site often coming onto the site giving and taking advice,how many bits of advice from plotholders found its way into his books.