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Monty Don standing down as BBC Gardeners’ World Presenter

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Gardeners’ World host Monty Don has suffered a stroke and will stand down from his TV presenting duties, the BBC has said.

The 52-year-old has been off the show for several weeks after suffering a “minor stroke”.

In a statement the BBC said the presenter was making “a good recovery”.

Don – who has presented the the popular BBC Two show since 2003 – said he was taking time off over the summer to make a full recovery. More

The GardenAdvice team would like to take this opportunity to wish Monty Don a full speedy recovery and we look forward to his return in the future to Gardeners’ World.
Since taking on the main presenting post on the BBC Gardeners’ World program Monty Don has proved to be a worthy choice by the BBC to follow in the footsteps of Alan Titchmarsh, the former presenter.
He has provided many hours of first class entertainment to many gardening enthusiasts in both the UK and around the world

Gardening Books

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Over the last few weeks we have been putting together a new section on gardening books. The section is designed with a number of GardenAdvice reviews to help you find recommended books on gardening and other related subjects. Below is a list of the first reviews to be published and each week a number of new gardening book reviews will be published.
Bugs, slugs and other InvadersSometimes its just no fun being a gardener all those aphids, slugs and other pests waiting to destroy your hard work and efforts. However that could all change if you read a book click here to read the full gardening book review.

Garden Design DetailsOften the first problem when designing any garden is finding the original inspiration the first founding idea, a theme. Its hard with any garden design but with gardens over an acre it can seem an impossible task to get started. click here to read the full gardening book review.

Grow Your Own Veg Carol KleinFor anyone hoping to start growing there own vegetables Grow Your Own Veg written by Carol Klein, published by Mitchell Beazley, is the ideal place to start. click here to read the full gardening book review.