Monty Don has taken to social media and attempted to solve a viewer’s issue, amid claims of inconsistent gardening advice. The Gardeners’ World presenter took the opportunity to offer the Twitter user a solution with a cheeky quip.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, the person in question explained that Monty’s gardening advice is different to experts they followed over two decades ago.
They wrote: “How often should you update your #gardening books?
“Early on I had followed advice in the different ‘EXPERT’ guides which are 20+ years old, but watching @TheMontyDon his advice is often different (e.g. timings on pruning, dead-heading etc.) #garden.”(sic)
The Gardeners’ World host offered a simple solution to resolve the viewer’s dilemma.
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Monty Don reacts to viewer’s ‘problem’ after inconsistency claim
Monty Don reacted to a viewer on social media after gardening claim
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In view of his 231,000 followers, Monty replied: “I suggest buying all my books on a regular basis #problemsolved.”
Fans flocked to comment on the post, as people reacted to the BBC presenter’s swift response.
One wrote: “What a salesman, Monty. I heartily agree!”
“That’s always been my m.o. Monty,” a second penned, while another added: “Nice one Monty.”
Monty Don pictured alongside his wife Sarah Don
Monty Don cheekily hit back at a Gardeners’ World viewer
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It is not uncommon for the gardening expert to interact with his followers on social media.
The famous gardener has hosted Gardeners’ World since 2003 and is much loved by horticulturalists throughout the world.
Monty and his wife Sarah married back in 1983 and have sons Adam and Tom, as well as daughter Freya.
The TV personality was recently quizzed about his family helping him during episodes of Gardeners’ World.
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He explained that despite appearances, it is he who is often assisting his family in the garden.
Monty uploaded a photo of his colourful grass borders as the sun finally began to shine in the UK after weeks of rain.
He typed cheerily: “Love this awakening of the grass borders.”
In response, a fan wrote: “Do your wife and children help in the garden? Could we ever see them on Gardeners World?”
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He replied: “I am the one helping them!”
Monty and Sarah initially lived in Islington while they ran their jewellery business, before being declared bankrupt.
The family has since moved to Herefordshire where he often shares glimpses of his stunning garden on the BBC show.
Gardeners’ World airs on BBC Two on Friday at 9pm.
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