Monty Don made national newspaper headlines last week slamming garden centres, accusing them of "actively choosing to do harm" by selling peat compost and criticised the availability of "mass-produced disposable" plants.
The Times, The Telegraph, Daily Mail and Express newspapers all carried coverage of the presenters column in BBC Gardeners World magazine where he is quoted as saying: "Cheap, mass produced houseplants or bedding potted into peat cheer people up.
"The garden trade must must be a key part of this. The standard line is that if people did not buy it, then they would not produce or stock it.
"But if you supply a product that relies upon harmful environmental practices, cheap labour, poor conditions or the destruction of habitat, then you are part of the problem."
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