Speaking about the publication, Monty said: “I was asked to bring out a new edition about two years ago and I kept saying ‘Nah, I’ve got other things to do’.
“And then I thought, I’ll do it. I’ll just write an introduction and a few bits and pieces here and there, but when I looked at it, ‘cause you know, you don’t read your own books all the time, I had another look and I thought, ‘God, things have changed so much.’
“Here in the garden, in the world, you know we now film Gardeners’ World in the garden, and have done for the last 10 years, life has changed, I’ve changed, I’m older.
“So I thought it was really time to revamp the whole thing.”