Monty Don inundated with support as he shares Nigel photo taken on day he died a year ago

Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don, 65, has spoken out concerning the lack of his beloved canine Nigel, as he shared an emotional message on Instagram. The horticulturalist’s beloved Golden Retriever died 12 months ago after he fell sick and suffered from “violent suits”.

On the anniversary of his canine’s dying, Monty took to the picture-sharing web site to share a heartbreaking put up.

In view of his 853,000 followers, the BBC host shared a candy snap of Nigel taken a year ago in the present day.

The candid put up obtained over 35,000 likes inside an hour as followers of the gardening professional supplied their condolences.

Monty penned: “This image of Nigel taken precisely a year ago – and later that day he died.

“I prefer to assume that his life was good proper to the very finish.”

Fans swiftly inundated the remark part, as one wrote: “What a attractive boy. His life and dying touched us all.”

Another penned: “A fantastic canine who not solely gave you a lifetime of pleasure and trustworthy companionship, however captured the guts of all Gardeners’ World viewers and past. I hope you’re remembering him fondly in the present day.”

“Dear Monty, it is a certainty. He was everybody’s gem,” a third wrote.

While a fourth added: “He was so cherished by so many. Lucky boy to stay such a life.”

Monty additionally shared the identical put up on his Twitter account and obtained an outpouring of affection from social media customers.

The Gardeners’ World spoke out on the evening earlier than Nigel’s dying in an interview final year.

He admitted the tragic second was a shock for him, as Nigel had by no means had seizures earlier than.

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The horticultural professional recalled: “It was a pretty day and he’d been exterior and at 7 o’clock within the night we went for a stroll, he was fantastic, and I put him to mattress at 10 o’clock.

“Then at one within the morning, my son, as a result of my son and daughter-in-law have been in lockdown with us, woke me and stated, ‘Nigel is having suits’. So I stayed with him for the remainder of the evening and he fitted all evening.”

Monty added on the Griefcast podcast: “It’s such a violent factor and you’re feeling as somebody who’s making an attempt to assist, I type of know what to do, nevertheless it feels insufficient as a result of it’s so violent and other people can break bones and anyway, you’ve gotten a giant canine doing simply that every one evening, many times and once more.”

Monty and his household at present personal 4 canine: Nellie, one other golden retriever; a Yorkshire terrier referred to as Patti; and two aged dachshunds who haven’t but appeared on Gardeners’ World resulting from their reluctance to be on-camera.

Meanwhile, the BBC favorite gave viewers an replace on his backyard in a candid put up.

Taking to Twitter, Monty shared a snap of his greenhouse as he shared some thrilling information.

He penned: “First batch of tomatoes now planted within the new greenhouse.”

Gardeners’ World airs Friday on BBC Two at 9pm.

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