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Monty Don in a sunny French Garden!

(27 Posts)
HildaW Fri 01-Feb-13 18:55:55

I shall be glued to BBC2 tonight. Monty in a fetching hat, wandering around the gardens of France. OOOer!

Ella46 Fri 01-Feb-13 19:02:15

Me too Hilda, his soothing....his big! wink

Ana Fri 01-Feb-13 19:02:21

Only a fetching hat, Hilda? shock
I'll be watching too.....grin

merlotgran Fri 01-Feb-13 19:03:10

An hour and a half of gardening on BBC2. We're being

gracesmum Fri 01-Feb-13 19:43:32

Hanging up the "Do Not Disturb" sign any minute!

NfkDumpling Fri 01-Feb-13 22:12:43

Really enjoyed that. Monty Don speaking French..... [sigh]

gracesmum Fri 01-Feb-13 22:24:05

Can't believe I nodded off! It must have been his lovely soothing voice.....

Ella46 Fri 01-Feb-13 22:25:25

MMmmmmm.............. sigh

HildaW Sat 02-Feb-13 14:43:57

Villandry next week, yum yum!

soop Sat 02-Feb-13 15:44:47

Monty for me too. May I join the disorderly queue, or is a free-for-all? grin

Ella46 Sat 02-Feb-13 18:08:12

Don't stand in front of me soop, I can't be responsible for my actions! grin

Butty Sat 02-Feb-13 18:24:44

Back-off the lot of you - he's mine! grin

Grannylin Sat 02-Feb-13 18:44:39

Did anyone notice the gardens?I was very distracted by 1) Monty 2) the 2CV grin

NfkDumpling Sat 02-Feb-13 19:14:18

What 2CV?

Tegan Sat 02-Feb-13 19:24:23

confused he doesn't do it for me, I'm afraid. I'm trying to think of my 'gardener of choice', but I don't have one.

NfkDumpling Sat 02-Feb-13 19:51:20

That's ok, he can't cope with too many of us.

HildaW Sat 02-Feb-13 20:04:26

Oh dont worry Tegan - its more a cerebral attraction for me nowadays, and in any case its well known that he is delightfully besotted with his wife.

merlotgran Fri 08-Feb-13 22:29:08

Loved tonight's episode. I've never been a fan of potagers. My own attempt a few years ago looked great until I started yanking out lettuce and spring onions etc., then it looked ridiculous. The woman with the allotment was a gem. I wish we could have had a close up of what was in those bags she gave Monty.

Ella46 Fri 08-Feb-13 22:51:53

How shocking that all those vegetables are just thrown away!

HildaW Sat 09-Feb-13 14:10:55

Merlotgran, yes she was wonderful, I liked the way she included the, invisible to us, camera man etc. We went to Villandry a few years ago and it was lovely, but as Monty stated, just a little artificial. Shame it all goes to waste!

merlotgran Fri 15-Feb-13 22:43:09

Hasn't this been a lovely series? Not sure about that cubist garden but the others were stunning.

GW back next week. Yeeehah!! grin

Ella46 Sat 16-Feb-13 08:09:28

I think I preferred the Italian series on the whole. I felt Monty was indulging his arty side a little too much for me, but I loved the man who had planted the 'hanging garden', with the aquarium underfoot.
His green hair matching his green shirt!

HildaW Sat 16-Feb-13 13:24:57

Ella46, yes the Italian series was excellent, but this one certainly made for a pleasant hours telly given the rubbish thats usually on.

Ella46 Sat 16-Feb-13 13:33:20

Yes I agree Hilda, just looking at a lovely garden in the sunshine makes me feel better sunshine

granjura Sat 16-Feb-13 14:26:46

I must write to him and invite him to my high altitude garden and wild meadow in Switzerland. Our garden in on a slope, and I have tons of large limestone rocks and half an old limestone sink. I want to make a water feature with water falling onto the old sink then cascade down to the pond, with a limestone rock garden on each side - I'm sure he and the Beeb would love to come and give me a hand smile smile smile