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Gardeners' World: Monty Don on 'global outreach' of show

Gardeners' World presenter Monty Don, 65, has a blue tick next to his name on his Instagram page, where he has 841,000 followers, but not on his Twitter. A blue tick is a coveted symbol used to verify somebody's profile. One without the verification mark may mean that the account is not run by who it states.

Monty was asked why he didn't have the symbol by a fan on his Twitter page.

The user wrote: '@TheMontyDon why don't you have your blue mark? Blue tick?

'It's had to tag you when I boast my gardening achievements. Hey @Twitter.. help our green thumbed friend.'(sic)

Puzzled by her response, the presenter expert replied: 'Not quite sure what this means. Blue mark?'

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© BBC•ITV Monty Don was urged to verify his Twitter account by a fan © TWITTER•MONTYDON Monty Don appeared to be puzzled by the Twitter user's query © INSTAGRAM•MONTYDON Monty Don's Twitter page doesn't have a blue tick like his Instagram

The Twitter user went on to explain that due to his extensive following, it would be better for fans to know it's the real him.

Monty is a regular user on his social media pages where he often gives fans an insight into his Longmeadow garden.

Yesterday, he shared a picture of the sun reflecting on his patch.

He commented: 'A lovely start to the day here at Longmeadow.'

© BBC Monty Don often gives fans an insight into his Longmeadow garden on his social media pages © EXPRESS Celebrities with the most followers on Twitter

Many of his fans flocked to his post to share their thoughts.

'It's glorious this week. Let's hope it continues,' one commented.

A second wrote: 'Stunning as usual Monty.'

A third added: 'Gorgeous light Monty! Just gorgeous!'

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'Looks like a perfect day. Enjoy it Monty,' a fourth penned.

The gardener lives in Hertfordshire with his long-term wife Sarah Don, who he married in 1983, and their dog Nellie.

Last year, he announced their other dog Nigel had died.

He said in a statement: 'This time last year, the old boy [was] soaking up some winter sun.

'To the end he was happy, healthy and his usual calm, lovely self.

'But he was suddenly taken ill and he slipped quietly away with no pain or suffering'.

Monty added they had decided to bury their pet pooch in the garden.

Gardeners' World continues tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.

Monty Don's dogs names are Nigel, Nell and Patti.

Nigel was born on 17 May 2008 and is a Golden Retriever.

He is best known for his central starring role in Gardeners' World.

Nigel's co-stars are Monty Don as well as his fellow doggy friend Nell and the newbie Patti.

Nigel has had a book written about him, Nigel: my Family and other dogs by Monty Don and is even the subject of a parody Twitter account.

Monty Don talks about dog Nigel and the book in the clip below.

Nigel does not always play an active part in the programme, choosing instead to take a nap but him and Nell are always the show stealers from poor Monty!

Nigel really enjoys playing with his tennis ball as well as stealing gardening gloves, sticks, bulbs and even seed packets in moments of mischief in the garden!

In 2016, Nigel was missing from the programme after twisting sideways to catch his beloved tennis ball and his Intervertebral disc exploded.

In 2019, he underwent an operation to remove growths in his mouth.

Sadly in May 2020 Nigel died after he suddenly fell ill. Nigel died peacefully and is buried at Longmeadow with his beloved tennis balls.



Monty Don's dog Nellie, known as Nell is a Golden Retriever who joined Gardeners World in 2016.Don

Described by Monty as having the attention span of a gnat, she often does not share the same amount of screen time as Nigel!


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The pair however have one hobby in common.. sleeping on the job!

In August 2020 Nell had an accident when chasing a stick, she impaled herself on it and speared her throat.

This narrowly missed 2 arteries and with the help of an emergency trip to the vets Nell has recovered well.
No more sticks for Nell though!



Patti first appeared on Gardeners' World in April 2020.Monty don (@themontydon) / twitter

Monty don blogDescribed by Monty as the smallest dog they have ever owned but is certainly the most bossy.

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Patti loves the garden so will appear in future programmes.


Monty Don (@themontydon) / Twitter

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