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Quote of the Day: Monty Don

August 11th, 2018

“The original plan for that part of the garden was to be a circular lawn surrounded by a yew hedge. I duly planted yews and mowed the grass but it was never convincing. Some things never fit, however much you want them to or however good idea they seem on paper. Making a garden is as much about finding it and letting it reveal itself to you as constructing or taming it.”

Monty Don in ‘Nigel’

Mr Chiots got me a copy of ‘Nigel’ for my birthday. We’ve been watching Monty Don on Gardener’s World for many years and have grown to enjoy seeing Nigel on there. We were pretty happy when Amazon added Gardener’s World to BritBox and we’ve been subscribing and watching ever since, not more YouTube! If you’re looking for a show to watch and enjoy gardening, give this a go. It’s worth every penny in my book. At the moment, the Kindle version of this book is only $2.99, so grab a copy while you can.

What great books are you reading at the moment?

4 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Monty Don”
  1. Marsha McGuire on August 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Love, love, love Monty Don, Nigel and Nellie, and Gardener’s World. Thanks for the tip on Britbox. Hortus TV also has past seasons going back to 2011 and plenty of other British gardening shows if you are interested. Monty’s other books are mostly out of print but used copies are available. I enjoyed Fork to Fork written with his wife Sarah. Lots of gardening information and recipes for all that wonderful produce.

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  2. Eric Tolbert on August 12, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    I’m currently reading ” Growing a Revolution” by David. A. Montgomery. It’s about restoring our soil and so far it’s hopeful and inspiring.

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  3. Rebecca Reynolds on August 13, 2018 at 6:05 am

    I’m from the UK, and I’ve watched Gardener’s World since I was a little girl, from Geoff Hamilton right through to Monty Don.
    As good as the presenters and content are, for me Nigel is by far the star of the show. He is possibly the most handsome dog I’ve ever seen. The book ‘Nigel’ is wonderful, cataloguing Nigel’s life in and around the garden at Longmeadow. You really feel Monty’s connection to NIgel, and if you’ve ever heard of The Supervet (Noel Fitzpatrick), he is the one that performed Nigel’s emergency spine surgery and saved his life.
    Nelly is the new girl on the block, but it’s Nigel that’s stolen my heart xx

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  4. Nebraska Dave on August 14, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Susy, I’m not reading much right now. There’s just too much other stuff to be done during the summer months. Today, is yard and garden clean up in the backyard. Then, I’ll run to the dump or landfill has some call it. It’s always a good thing to clean up the summer accumulation and get rid of it all. All those things that I’m going to use someday that have been piling up for years are getting a new home today. I figure if I haven’t used it in 5 or 6 years it’s time to get rid of it.

    Have a great day in the garden.

    Nebraska Dave

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