Monty Don corrects fan who brands him ‘lucky’ telling them ‘this is 30 years hard work!’

Monty Don shows off his incredible Jewel Garden

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Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don, 65, took to Twitter to generously share a short video of the centre of his Longmeadow garden, The Jewel Garden. Taking advantage of the recent sunny weather, the expert gardener shared the clip with his fans and was quick to emphasise just how long it had taken him to cultivate such a beautiful garden when a fan branded him “lucky”.

It has taken 30 years hard work to make that luck

Monty Don

The horticulturalist took to Twitter to show his 228,500 fans what one section of his beloved garden looks like after bad weather had passed.

He wrote: “Between the showers in the Jewel Garden.”

Monty accompanied the caption with a short clip of the most colourful area of his Longmeadow dwelling.

Birdsong could be heard as Monty panned the camera down the length of the main path before showing off his multiple obelisks.

He continued to span the length of the section before his famous waterpiece that marks the centre of the section came into view.

His two dogs, Patti and Nell, were nowhere to be seen.

One fan of the gardener took the opportunity to comment on Monty’s idyllic-looking garden.

“Beautiful, you are a lucky man,” they wrote.

Despite the presenter agreeing, Monty also keenly emphasised that Longmeadow was also down to “hard work”.

He replied: “I am indeed – but it has taken 30 years hard work to make that luck…”

The Gardeners’ World fan responded: “Don’t doubt that for one moment…. Just a positive comment from a fellow gardener…”

Monty and his wife Sarah moved to Longmeadow, in Herefordshire, the West Midlands, in 1991.

When they bought the property, it featured a two acre abandoned field and just one tree.

In his books and TV series’, Monty has revealed how he painstakingly spent the following years devoting himself to creating the garden of his dreams.

On his website, the professional gardener revealed that planning for the garden started two years after they moved into the property and “has never really ceased since”.

As the weather heads into summer, the Jewel Garden will no doubt become the most vibrant part of the presenter’s treasured abode.

Monty has previously revealed the plants that help make up the most stunning part of the two acre garden.

He names dahlias, gingers, cannas, zinnias and sunflowers as among the best plants that will give the most colour aesthetic for the section in summer, before cutting everything back in autumn to hibernate in winter.

Monty has previously described the Jewel Garden as the “physical and spiritual centre of the entire garden”.

He also revealed that it was inspired in celebration of his and Sarah’s jewellery business in the 1980’s with the tones of the garden mimicking the “brash, extravagant” colours of their jewellery.

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