Much-loved broadcaster and bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh has returned to his gardening roots as presenter of ITV1's Love Your Garden. In this hugely popular show, Alan visits some of Britain's most beautiful domestic gardens, and shows us how to recreate the look ourselves, with minimum fuss. On each visit, he also helps out with any problems areas, and suggest ways to improve the design, while his team of co-presenters, Matt James, Valentine Warner, Charlotte Uhlenbrouk and Laetitia Maklouf, are on hand with advice on design, growing your own food, wildlife and craft. In this essential accompanying book, Alan looks back on all twelve gardens we saw in the first series, which span across a wide variety of styles from a cottage garden, a country garden and a city garden through to a seaside garden and a formal garden.
He takes us through the practical projects, step by step – showing us how to build a pond or create a wildlife area – and includes the ideas offered by his co-presenters. Alan also explores each theme in greater depth, with extra hints and tips, providing a stand-alone practical handbook to be enjoyed by gardeners of all levels, and anybody who wants to explore the joys of outdoor living.
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Originally trained at Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Alan Titchmarsh is the author of over 60 books about gardening, including How to be a Gardener Book 1: Back to Basics (2002), the fastest-selling gardening book of all time and, more recently, The Kitchen Gardener (2008), which has sold 150,000 copies across all markets. He writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and is gardening correspondent for the Daily Express and Sunday Express. A frequent broadcaster, Alan has covered The Chelsea Flower Show for the BBC for over 25 years, has a seasonal daily chat show on ITV1 and also presents Love Your Garden for the same channel.