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Posts Tagged ‘Love Your Garden’


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…

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…

Search is on for Britain’s best street

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A telly gardener is on the lookout for Britain’s most bloomin’ marvellous streets.
 
David Domoney, who presents Love Your Garden on ITV with Alan Titchmarsh, has launched a national challenge called Cultivation Street.
A whopping £10,000 worth of National Garden Gift Vouchers are up for grabs.
Backed by the Sunday People, David wants to judge who has the best gardens and green spaces across…

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…

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…

Alan Titchmarsh’s economic lesson on green shoots

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Economists should learn from the optimism of gardeners, if the country is to dig itself out of the current financial mess.
Speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group reception at the Houses of Parliament, Love Your Garden presenter Alan Titchmarsh said Britain’s gardeners are optimists, in contrast to the nation’s doom-laden economists.
Unlike economists and bankers who “whinge that the…

Alan Titchmarsh: the true cost of ‘dumbed down’ TV

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Telly gardener Alan Titchmarsh has said too much TV cash is wasted on “dumbed down” shows like the X-Factor.
Speaking at an awards dinner in London, the Love Your Garden presenter commented: “There is a world of difference between making something accessible and popular, and dumbing down.
“Dumbing down is traducing your principles and prostituting your principles. Making popular TV is allowing…

Does your garden need a makeover from Alan Titchmarsh?

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ITV is on the lookout for Amateur Gardening readers deserving of a full garden makeover by Alan Titchmarsh.
As Alan revealed in AG’s 4 February issue, his Love Your Garden series will be extended to six, hour-long episodes when it returns this summer.
For the first time, former Ground Force host Alan will makeover an entire garden for people who deserve a helping…

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…

Vote for your favourite TV gardener

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The AG team delivers its verdict on 2011′s gardening TV. Do you agree? Have your say at the end of this article:
BBC GARDENERS’ WORLD – reviewed by AG editor Tim Rumball
ANY GARDENING programme on telly is a good thing, and I like Monty Don, so I watch Gardeners’ World regularly.
He’s intelligent, thoughtful and enjoys growing crops and ornamental plants. Monty…