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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…

Carol Klein to present BBC Glebe Cottage series

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Gardeners’ World presenter Carol Klein will present a six-part BBC2 series in January.
Carol’s Year at Glebe Cottage has been filming since January and will be complete in December.
She said: “The series is about what happens in my garden over a year. You don’t have to have a garden like mine to identify with the programme.”
The programme will feature time-lapse sequences…

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…

Alan Titchmarsh’s Barleywood garden for sale

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Alan Titchmarsh’s former family home and garden, the location for Gardeners’ World for seven years, is for sale.
Barleywood, at Alton in Hampshire, is on the market for £925,000. From 1996 to 2002, the 1.2 acre (0.5ha) plot was the most recognisable garden in the UK.
Four million viewers tuned in on Friday nights to watch Alan tend Barleywood with Chris Beardshaw,…

Retail expert Mary Portas slams garden centres

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Garden centres full of tacky ornaments, sweets and messy displays are failing to inspire their customers to garden, according to a celebrity shopping expert.
Mary Portas, star of TV’s Mary Queen of Shops, said she has “never been to a garden centre where anyone really educated me on what to do with my garden”.
Speaking to the Horticultural Trades Association last month,…

30 Oct 2010: BBC seeks stars of the future

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The BBC is chewing over ideas for new TV gardening shows and is on the lookout for talent to nurture into future stars.
TV chiefs are keen to conjure up formats that will claw back gardening audiences which have been in decline since Ground Force, which attracted 12million viewers, was axed from schedules.
Beeb officials held a meeting with garden body the…