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I would like to live in Monty Dons garden!!!!!🌿

Do you think Monty Don would mind if I went to live in his garden?🤔🌿🌱🌷🌸

Does anyone else have ( pause ) compost envy?😔

I mean he has all the correct compostie things to suit every single plant!!!!

Some of us can only buy 'ordinary' earth😐 For EVERYTHING!!!!

Dont you just love watching him 'pot up' in brand new pots, with shiny new tools!

Glorious to watch him potter about with those fab labs!

I used to want to live in Nigel Slaters garden, with all those glorious herbs!!!!!

Wonder what Monty would say if one day he opened his potting shed and seen me making a cuppa!🤣


Me 'Do you take sugar Monty'?😐

We can all dream!😁


  • dappledshadedappledshade Posts: 1,017
    😁 I'd have that potting shed any day.
    In London, a potting shed that size would probably be a studio flat...
  • dappledshadedappledshade Posts: 1,017
    PS: whilst I'm certainly no dog expert, I think Nigel and Nellie are golden retrievers 
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,589
    edited June 2019
    Yup Goldies.
    Nice to have a dream Shirley.
    But wouldn't you rather dream it was your own garden:wink::)
    😁 I'd have that potting shed any day.
    In London, a potting shed that size would probably be a studio flat...

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,426
    It's pretty easy to modify standard multipurpose compost to better suit different plants, eg enrich it with some homemade compost-bin compost or bought soil improver, or lighten it with some perlite or fine grit or sharp sand.
    Monty's potting shed would take out a fairly big chunk of my little garden! (potting shed or compost bins - no contest, I do my potting outside or sometimes in the garage if OH is out).
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,442
    Monty's garden is at the same time a total dream but also a bit of a kick in the teeth for most people who will never have that much space or money. But make the most of what you have and build your own dreams. Some gardeners would kill for what I have so it's all relative.
    If you can keep your head, while those around you are losing theirs, you may not have grasped the seriousness of the situation.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,009
    No garden envy here.  I have a vision in my head of how this plot will look one day.   However, the OP's post has made me think and I realise I do have a perfect spot for a large, permanent potting bench if I can just get OH to carry on mincing the branches and twigs that are piled up in there waiting to become chipped mulch.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,336
    I get secateur envy when I see all the different styles he has hanging up in the potting shed - and I would love just one of the old brick walls he has for training roses etc.
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    It would be lovely, his workers doing my garden and I can sit and write all day. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    I'd rather move in on Hugh F-W, apart from anything else he eats well  :)
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Now you’re talking. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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