When Monty came to visit

25th August 2017 • ArchivePrevious Post

Much excitement when Monty Don came over to film for Gardeners' World a couple of weeks ago. Monty and Jake spent the day cloud pruning Phillyrea latifoila, discussing the merits of various alternatives to box, swapping sharpening tips, and having a good old rummage through Jake's Japanese shear collection.

Filming Gardeners' World

Action!

Monty and Jake discussing the finer points of ma

Here you see us discussing the space between the branches - the negative space - and how important it is. Will reckons the Japanese have a word for it, ma, the space between things - although it's not specifically for trees!

hard graft

Where better to discuss sharpening than the back of a Landrover?

You have to imagine that Monty is holding a pair of shears at this point.

 

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