Monty Don shows off flooding in his garden in 2020
Monty Don took to Instagram yesterday to share an update with his 722,000 followers. The gardening expert, who lives with his wife and two dogs in Herefordshire, revealed that Longmeadow, his own garden, was making a good recovery, 24 hours after being underwater.
He posted a photo of a tree-lined pathway on the picture-sharing site to show what a difference a day can make.
Large trees basked in the winter sunshine as pretty flowers emerged in the shade.
Snowdrops and Hellebores could be seen despite the previous day’s heavy rainfall.
The area, which was bursting with new life, had been completely flooded earlier in the week.
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“This was under water just yesterday – water comes, water goes,” he wrote beside the snap.
Many took to the comments section to share their surprise at how quickly the plants and garden was recovering.
“So fast, amazing!” one social media user wrote.
“Amazing. All survived and growing,” another added.
“Wow – look how upright the snowdrops are after being under water,” a third person pointed out.
Someone else asked if there were any upsides to the flooding, to which another user said it provided lots of nutrients for the soil.
On Thursday, Monty posted pictures of his garden underwater and reassured fans that although it looked “daunting,” it was something that happened quite regularly in the area.
Alongside one snap of the heavily flooded garden, he wrote: “All very familiar for us in this low-lying, watery place, but somehow special and slightly daunting every time.”
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Additional pictures showed different parts of his estate underwater.
A photo from his bedroom window captured the surrounding meadows.
Monty also took to Twitter to speak about the flood water, which he described as a “minor inconvenience.”
His tweet, in view of his 207,800 followers, read: “Just a note: Longmeadow is surrounded by water meadows that have flooded for thousands of years.
“It does no harm at all to the meadows or the garden other than minor inconvenience.
“I think it’s beautiful.”
He later posted a video of his pet pooches Nellie and Patti playing in the water at dusk.
“Nell is a true water dog (and Patti most definitely is not!)” he said as his Golden Retriever ran through the water and his other dog watched from the grass.
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