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Exclusive: Alan Titchmarsh on busy Lizzie mildew crisis

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Gardeners must not be “snooty” about bedding plants and should fill plots with a riot of colour, telly gardener Alan Titchmarsh has said.
Former Ground Force host Alan told AG that gardeners will be forced to try different bedding plants this year, as retailers stop selling busy Lizzies due to the downy mildew crisis.
“It’s time to look again at bedding begonias…

Alan Titchmarsh’s joy at Love Your Garden success

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Alan Titchmarsh has claimed his new ITV series outperformed expectations, but brushed aside critics’ claims that it’s lightweight on horticultural content.
Speaking exclusively to AG, Alan said Love Your Garden attracted average audiences of 3.5million viewers, peaking at 3.8million.
As well as returning for four episodes this autumn, a second series will run in 2012.
“It’s quite scary to do a new programme,” said Alan.…

Alan Titchmarsh to present Love Your Garden on ITV

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Alan Titchmarsh’s new prime-time ITV series is to be called Love Your Garden.
Former Ground Force host Alan said he hoped the new show would inspire people to “discover the delights of gardening”.
The 12-part series of 30-minute programmes starts at 8pm on Friday 10 June on ITV1 – half an hour before the 8.30pm slot for Gardeners’ World on BBC2.
Alan said…

ITV signs Alan Titchmarsh for £5million

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Alan Titchmarsh is to host a prime-time gardening show on ITV to rival Gardeners’ World.
The two-year deal will earn the green-fingered star a reported £5million.
Alan’s earnings could be much higher, as ITV plans to launch Titchmarsh-branded products, which will be introduced to gardeners over five years.
The new programme may even go head-to-head with Gardeners’ World on Friday nights.
ITV, however, has…

Coronation Street roses unveiled by Mattocks

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Soap fans will be able to grow roses that are right up their street next year.
Three patio roses will be launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ITV1’s hit soap Coronation Street.
‘The Rita Sullivan Rose,’ ‘The Jack Duckworth Rose’ and ‘The Hilda Ogden Rose’ came about following a deal between John Woods Nurseries and ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
The Corrie blooms…

30 Oct 2010: Diarmuid Gavin plans Chelsea comeback

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Celebrity garden designer Diarmuid Gavin has claimed the RHS begged him to appear at Chelsea Flower Show in May, but he said no because the Society wanted him to build on the “wrong side” of Main Avenue.
Home Front’s Diarmuid says in his new autobiography called How the Boy Next Door Turned Out that RHS shows representative Hayley Monckton told him…