Gardeners' World star Monty Don shares basic rule for planting new flowers 'You need more'

Fans of Gardeners’ World adore Monty Don’s garden in Longmeadow and are always keen to find out his latest tips and tricks to try at home. In the latest instalment of the BBC series, Monty revealed he wasn’t happy with one part of the garden so decided to make a rather drastic change. As he did, the gardening expert shared some of his basic tips for planting new flowers.

“Now I decided to dig up some grass too,” Monty exclaimed.

“A couple of weeks ago I strimmed this bank of long grass filled with wild flowers and planted a lavender hedge.

“While I was doing it and looking at it and thinking about it, I suddenly realised it was one of those middle of the night moments that it was the right thing but in absolutely the wrong place.

“It wasn’t working because this very good idea of having a wildflower meadow on a bank was at odds with the very good idea of having a mound with the terrace and all this formal lines and brick and piles reaching this new focal point of the summer house in the middle.

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“If I meet resistance, it needs more digging over.”

Ahead of the episode, Monty had teased a dramatic change his beloved Longmeadow garden.

He posted on his official Twitter account: “GW tonight has dramatic changes to the Mound, dramatic action to help, squashes and pumpkins to ripen, dramatic pots from Will Young and an exclusive visit to his back garden and a dramatic display of breakdancing by Patti & Nell. #oneofthesemightnotbetrue.”

Fans were quick to comment with one writing: “Dramatic pots, breakdancing AND Will Young? How are we meant to sleep after that level of excitement?! Can’t wait actually, all sounds fabulous.”