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Alan Titchmarsh launches gardening range at Waitrose

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Top telly gardener Alan Titchmarsh has teamed up with Waitrose to bring out a new range of gardening products this spring. 
Former Ground Force host Alan, who last year was announced as an ambassador for the upmarket supermarket chain, will help the retailer to boost its gardening offer.
The first products to go into stores this month include grow-your-own lines such as seed…

Alan Titchmarsh praises nation’s skilled gardeners

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When it comes to choosing gardening as a career, Alan Titchmarsh has no regrets. 
Alan was speaking ahead of a special event to celebrate 175 years of the charity Perennial, which helps horticulturists in times of crisis.
The ITV Love Your Garden host, who is president of Perennial, said: “My chosen career and love of gardens and gardening have given me more opportunity…

Show gardeners more respect, says Alan Titchmarsh

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Alan Titchmarsh has called for gardening to be respected as a career – and not regarded as a destination for those who lack the intelligence to do anything else. 
Speaking before Christmas, Alan told a gathering of TV producers, editors and writers in London that he “has a dream” – a reference to the 1963 speech by American civil rights activist Martin Luther…

Titchmarsh landscaper quits ITV’s Love Your Garden

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Landscaper David Dodd is to part company with ITV’s Love Your Garden series. 
David, managing director of The Outdoor Room in West Sussex, has designed and built 14 TV gardens over the last two series, under the watchful eye of presenters Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney.
But David said he had turned ITV down for a third series after being asked to…

Gardeners’ World criticised by nurseries

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BBC Two’s flagship gardening show is failing to inspire the nation’s plant enthusiasts, claim growers.
Nurserymen at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show attacked Gardeners’ World, headed by Monty Don, saying the series has lost its way.
“I never watch Gardeners’ World any more because of the presenters,” said David Matthewman, of Matthewman’s Sweet Peas.
“They are not professional gardeners. Sometimes their advice is…

Spring will be stunning this year, says Alan Titchmarsh

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Spring may have sprung late, but when it finally comes it will be sensational, Alan Titchmarsh has predicted.
The ITV Love Your Garden presenter shared gardeners’ frustration at being stuck indoors during icy blasts in March and April – but says we’ll all benefit from a late start to the season.
Speaking exclusively to AG, Alan said: “We are in for a…

Alan Titchmarsh signed up by Waitrose

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TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh is the new celebrity face of Waitrose. 
The former Ground Force host will unveil new “horticulture and gardening ranges” for Waitrose stores within weeks.
Alan, who has just come to the end of a three-year contract as ‘gardening ambassador’ for B&Q, has signed a two-year contract with Waitrose.
The upmarket retailer said that Alan will appear in its TV…

Obituary: classic rose expert Peter Beales

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Influential gardeners have paid their respects to world-famous rose breeder Peter Beales, who died on 26 January aged 76, following a long illness.
Peter, chairman of Peter Beales Roses of Norfolk, founded the company in 1968 and developed a range of over 1,000 roses.
Over 300 are unique to Peter’s collection. Last year, he unveiled the ‘Queen’s Jubilee Rose’ for the Diamond…

National Gardening Show is cancelled

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The chilly wind of economic gloom that is ravaging
Britain’s High Streets has claimed its first gardening
victim of 2013.

Officials at the Royal Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, have killed off the National Gardening Show, which takes place in September.
The show’s big competitions – the UK National Giant Vegetables Championship, and the National Dahlia Society show, were plunged into…

Gardening TV review of the year

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Amateur Gardening’s garden experts have turned into television critics to scrutinise 2012′s offerings on the box. But do you agree with our writers’ personal opinions?
 
The Flowerpot Gang
BBC1, August to September 
Presenters: Joe Swift, Anneka Rice and Phil Tufnell
Reviewed by: AG gardening editor Kris Collins: verdict – 2.5 / 5
Television viewers have been crying out for a new makeover show since the…