Monty Don and Potting compost

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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,563

    I suspect anyone who regularly appears on television has to develop a thick skin and avoid reading internet chat forums (fora?) like this. It seems to be part of the nature of the internet that people will say things online they would never say to someone's face.

    It's hard to love, there's so much to hate
    Hanging on to hope when there is no hope to speak of
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,937

    Any gardening program on the TV is good news regardless of presenter. It is because we are all so passionate about the subject that we have strong views On it. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,090

    Going back to the original topic of mycorrhizal fungi.

    I recently watched 'Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest Survivor' on BBC 4 with Dr George McGavin. It featured an excavation of the roots of a young tree along with an explanation of how important the role of the fungi was in the supply of nutrients to the tree.

    A very interesting programme for anyone who missed it image.

  • nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 395

    Sick of watching Monty dig thins up and replant them, also watching people transform their gardens spending thousands of pounds, how many people on this forum can afford to do any of the projects that are shown on GW.                                                                                                                                           He spent ages last week talking about Quince,how many people on here actually grow it? Not much on the programme that the average gardner can relate to.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,140

    To get back to the original question. (This was not meant to begin a discussion of the estimable Mr. Don). The person who asked me about it was told that this compost was no longer available to the amateur. Strange mis-information to my mind. I have found lots of it on line.

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,219

    Nodlisab.....you don't need to watch GW

    SW Scotland
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,230

     Nod. I've got self-seeded quince by the front fence. It is amusing to watch scrumpers risk high dental bills but I couldn't be bothered to use them myself. Some people would, and good luck to them.

    I agree that it is frustrating to watch tv gardeners poking about in their fine tilth.  Gardening porn bears little resemblance to reality, but then neither does cookery porn. The other kind, I can't comment on.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,519

    No quinces here either but the neighbours gave me 3 kilos at the weekend which is plenty so I don't even need to plant one.  I'll be looking for some good apples to grow though and picked up a bag of "fertility bacteria" whilst exploring an otherwise disappointing new (to me) garden centre.  

    No pots and no greenery apart form some neglected looking plugs of lettuce and broccoli.   Lots of outdoor wear and riding gear and pet food.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,563
    Obelixx says:

    Lots of outdoor wear and riding gear and pet food.

    See original post

     No illuminated reindeer? Or blue tinsel fairies? image 

    It's hard to love, there's so much to hate
    Hanging on to hope when there is no hope to speak of
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,519

    Nope, not a hint.   Odd, come to think of it.

    Last edited: 26 October 2016 17:05:35

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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