In his monthly blog, Gardeners’ World star Monty Don revealed exciting news about the upcoming series of the much loved programs.
First broadcast in 1968, the show has gone on to become a must-watch for amateur and even professional gardeners up and down the nation.
It regularly attracts weekly viewing figures of 2.5million and has inspired thousands to develop green fingers.
Don, Britain’s most famous gardener, gives fans a much anticipated update when the series is not on air on his blog. Providing gardeners with much needed tips and technical advice.
In his February edition, Don comments on winter and the first signs of spring breaking through the gray skies.
“We might have snow, ice and wind in February but none of that stops all the fabulous first bulbs from appearing and breaking into bud,” he wrote.
“Snowdrops, crocus, early daffodils, primroses, intense early irises, muscari and scillas all break into flower so that however wintry the weather, the garden starts to look and feel like spring.”
However, he also gave fans a glimpse of things to come in Gardeners’ World.
When will Gardeners’ World return?
Revealing in his blogthe gardener told readers filming for the series starts in late February.
Don wrote: “February is a busy month for us, not least because we resume filming ‘Gardeners’ World’ at the end of the month so there is much to get ready – although I have to remember not to do all the jobs or else there will be nothing left to film in March!”
The first episode of the 2021 series of Gardeners’ World on the BBC aired on March 19, so viewers should expect the 2022 series to be no different and start around that date again.
2020 saw the series earn record viewing figures, peaking at 2.7million a week. The pandemic has seen more of the public become gardeners than ever, while some just tuned into the show for some relaxing escapism.
On Britain turning to gardening to relive stress and anxiety, Don said: “You can sit in your garden, hear the birds, you can breathe clean air, you can watch the blossom or the leaves unfold, or whether it be the tulips or the daffodils or whatever it might be, or you might even do a bit of weeding or plant something. That’s powerful medicine.”