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Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don has spoken about the perils of living in a timber-framed house on social media. The television star revealed the damage to his home and garden online following a huge rainstorm which came after the UK heatwave.

Earlier today, Monty told his 193,600 Twitter followers that his garden had been “battered and bashed” by the wet weather.

Although it was a welcome relief from the blistering heat this week, the rain not only flattened plants in his garden but came flooding into his house.

The 63-year-old television star had to make “frantic repairs” to his garden to fix the damage, as he had a photographer visiting this afternoon.

A photoshoot with Gardeners’ World magazine was planned to take place later in the day.

Monty wrote on Twitter: “Huge rainstorm last night – battered and bashed everything but that is a fair price for the watering and relief from the heat.”

“Only trouble is we have a GW magazine photoshoot this afternoon – so frantic repair work going on first,” he told his followers.

Over on Instagram, the gardening expert filmed the rain water gushing through the windows of his very old property.

“The joys of living in a timber-framed 500 year old house in a storm!” he pointed out to his 579,000 followers as the storm battered the glass.

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“Ohhh noooo, I hope everything is ok and there isn’t too much damage,”(sic) one Instagram follower said in the comments section of the video.

“I hope it dries out soon for you Monty. I cannot imagine how stressful it must be for you and your family,” another added.

A third fan remarked: “I think this calls for a window box of flowers on the inside Monty. Our conservatory does the same.”

Referring to the age of the house, a fourth follower said: “Oh wow, but what character that house must have.”

However, some Twitter users suggested it would be a good opportunity to show subscribers how to rectify damage to the garden instead of trying to fix it.

One fan said: “Show it like it is…”

Another added: “I agree, it’s better to see in the natural state, or show what has been done to ‘rectify’ the damage – and why!”

A third remarked: “As a subscriber to said magazine, would love a feature on repair after weather damage… perhaps an opportunity rather than a cover up?”

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