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When Monty came to visit

Posted 25th August 2017 • ArchivePrevious PostNext 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


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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