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Show gardeners more respect, says Alan Titchmarsh

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…

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Gardeners’ World criticised by nurseries

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…

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Alan Titchmarsh signed up by Waitrose

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…

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Obituary: classic rose expert Peter Beales

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…

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Gardening TV review of the year

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,…