Monty Don described begonias as repulsive

Speaking on BBC2, during a thread entitled ‘plants you love to hate,’ BBC Chelsea Flower Show coverage host Monty said: “I hate a plant because it is repulsively ugly –…

Monty Don

Monty, who hosts the BBC2 flagship gardening series from his Herefordshire garden called Longmeadow, said a generation was missing out on the joys of gardening. Monty said: “My generation grew…

Great British Garden Revival

Gardeners have criticised the BBC for taking the Great British Garden Revival off air after one episode – to make way for Mandela coverage before Christmas.  The 14-episode gardening extravaganza…

Carol Klein, Monty Don and Joe Swift (copyright: IPC Media)

BBC Two’s flagship gardening show is failing to inspire the nation’s plant enthusiasts, claim growers. Nurserymen at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show attacked Gardeners’ World, headed by Monty Don, saying…

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Gardeners’ Worldpresenter Monty Don has slammed an EU decision not to ban garden sprays that campaigners have linked with bee decline. “I am incandescent about the government’s shameful decision not to…

Her Majesty was presented with the Queen's Jubilee Rose in 2012

Influential gardeners have paid their respects to world-famous rose breeder Peter Beales, who died on 26 January aged 76, following a long illness. Peter, chairman of Peter Beales Roses of…