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Someone has asked me about the potting compost used by Monty. It is supposed to contain some microbe which helps roots grow. Now, I never watch Gardener's World so I cannot help. Does anyone know what this is?

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  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,060

    Do you mean the mycorrhizal fungi? You can catch the last episode on iPlayer, it starts just before 40 minutes in then Monty uses on 44+

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0807blv/gardeners-world-2016-episode-30

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 30,181

    It is mycorrhizal fungi. These help roots grow and establish in the soil and are beneficial to plant growth.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 30,181

    Snap Dave! image

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,476

    Thanks. Cannot abide the man so I will not be watching it, but am grateful.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,171

    Don't want to tilt the balance, but I'm with Verd  image

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  • I like Monty, but find the programme could benefit from a more ordinary garden approach rather than the estates with a thousand acres

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,171

    I agree with that Alan - there are often TV programs about lovely gardens.

    Gardeners World should focus on the stuff that most of us folk here discuss and Monty (in my opinion) is a very good host, has a vast understanding of the subject and he usually explains things well.
    So more stuff for us real people please

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 30,181

    Monty is my favourite. I do agree about the huge Lincolnshire garden and the bottomless pit of money that enables all his tasks to be done in an instant. I'm very envious. image

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