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What an absolute pleasure to see Monty present Chelsea, best Chelsea for many years. Gardeners World would not be the same without Monty and of course Nigel and now his new Cat friend!  His advise is excellent for us Amateur gardeners and I follow it by the letter resulting in a lovely flower and veg. garden.  Long may you continue Monty and stay in good health.  Far far better than any previous presenters!!





  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854

    don't follow his advice to plant bearded iris 6" deep  , or roses with the union an inch or two above ground.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,000

    I think the typo in the title sums up Monty better than the eulogy in the post.  A plant?

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    he does his job well and  I enjoy the programme ,all presenters are different in there approach to gardening .image

  • Scott EdwardsScott Edwards Posts: 227

    There are very strong opinions for and against Monty, Alan Titchmarsh and pretty much every other presenter. We all have our favourites. I like Monty's passion and his eloquent turn of phrase and I like Alan's relaxed down to earth presentation. You preferred Monty being the presenter whereas I would have preferred Alan.

    As is so often the case, I agree with Verdun. Design dominated and plants took a poor second place in this years coverage of Chelsea which was for me a disappointment.

  • I'd be happy to see someone presenting Gardeners' World who knew what they were talking about......nice dog though and the chickens and the pigs and the robin......and the wheelbarrow.

  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446

    I'll never understand why people are so mean about Monty... his advice hasn't let me down thus far, and he's an inoffensive, gentle sort of chap. Makes a pleasant change to the noisy hedonism of other beeb presenters such as Clarkson and Paxman et all.

  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446
    Well I for one have certainly learned a lot of tips and tricks thanks to gardeners world in my short time in gardening. And if one person learns a wealth of information I'm sure that's more important than others who find the presenter irritating. I for one am of the impression of if you don't like it don't watch itimage
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,000

    Thing is, Sweet Pea, the pace of GW with Monty and, it has to be said, the current production team, means far less is covered in any one programme than before and often it's of little relevance or too late in the season for many gardeners given that Longmeadow is colder than most of the England.   The info and topics are less practical and less accurate than Beechgrove and previous incarnations of GW.

    It's a pleasant half hour of viewing to doze off or enjoy a glass of wine but it's not inspiring and it often requires resources and/or space beyond the budget or scope of the average UK gardener. 

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • I suppose I should stay away from the ever occurring Monty Don debates, because I usually get myself ill thought of……..However, this is my take on it.

    Television is a very powerful medium (witness the hordes of people amassing around these so called ‘celebs’ when they appear in public) and these people have a duty to know their subject. Why? Because misinformation can have repercussions on people for whom this is their livelihood, not just a hobby.

    I give as an example Monty’s declaration a while ago that Spencer sweet peas are not worth growing as they have no scent……this is quite untrue and ridiculous. I do happen to know that it had an adverse affect on sales (I think they call it the Delia affect) and sweet pea specialist growers were furious.

    I would also put Christine Walkden in the above category.  

     So it's a bit ironic that you should like him SweetPea93! image

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