Gardeners' World host Monty Don details 'terrible' memory: 'Never allowed us'

MONTY DON - who is a presenter on BBC's Gardeners' World - has looked back on one "terrible" memory from his childhood which cropped up every Christmas time in his household.

PUBLISHED: 22:48, Sat, Sep 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:49, Sat, Sep 5, 2020

Gardeners' World host Monty Don, 65, who has presented the BBC show from 2003, has recalled a "terrible chore" he had to do as a child while growing up. The TV favourite admitted the one thing he is "very bad" at in a new interview.


A terrible chore.

Monty Don

It comes after Monty shared some insight into his days at home and boarding school when he was a child.

He divulged: "I am very bad at writing letters.

"I think it comes from boarding school and being forced to write them on a Sunday morning."

He continued: "Also, my mother never allowed us to play at Christmas or on birthdays until we had written every thank-you letter.

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Monty Don Gardeners' World terrible memoryMonty Don details 'terrible' memory from childhood (Image: WENN)

Monty Don memory christmas childhoodMonty Don details 'terrible chore' he was bad at (Image: WENN)

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"Hence I see writing them as a terrible chore," he confessed.

Monty then shared how his memory of writing as a child doesn't put him off from sending the odd postcard.

"Having said that, I do send postcards and I keep notebooks," he added to his interview in the Financial Times.

"I write longhand, and I bought a Pilot Capless Decimo fountain pen the other day that is a joy to use."

Monty Don BBC gardeners' world picturesMonty Don has hosted BBC's Gardeners' World since 2003 (Image: WENN)

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