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Alan Titchmarsh - Author

About the Author

Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through the popular BBC TV programmes British Isles: A Natural History, How to be a Gardener, Ground Force and Gardeners' World. But he started out in far humbler beginnings, in a rural childhood on the edge of Ilkley Moor in Yorkshire.

After a spell at Kew he became a horticultural journalist, as an Editor of gardening magazines, before becoming a freelance broadcaster and writer.

He has twice been named 'Gardening Writer of the Year' and for four successive years was voted 'Television Personality of the Year' by the Garden Writers' Guild. In 2004 he received their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Alan has appeared on radio and television both as a gardening expert and as an interviewer and presenter, fronting such programmes as Points of View, Pebble Mill, Songs of Praise, Titchmarsh's Travels and Ask the Family, and since 1983 has presented the BBC's annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show. He now has his own daytime TV show on ITV, The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Alan has written more than forty gardening books, as well as seven best-selling novels, including his 2008 success, Folly, which have all made the Sunday Times Bestsellers List. Alan has published three volumes of memoirs; Trowel and Error sold over 200,000 copies in hardback when published in 2002, and Nobbut A Lad, about his Yorkshire childhood, was published in October 2006 with similar success, and his third volume of memoir Knave of Spades was a Sunday Times bestseller.

He was made MBE in the millennium New Year Honours list and holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the Royal Horticultural Society's highest award. He lives with his wife and a menagerie of animals in Hampshire where he gardens organically.

 

Author photo by Mark Harrison © Hachette UK

Featured books by Alan Titchmarsh

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Timothy Gandy has kept his lifetime's ambition secret for forty years. Now, suddenly (if tragically) released from the hen-pecked tedium of his ordinary existence, he is unexpectedly free to realize his dreams. He will embark on a Grand Tour of Europe, following in the footsteps of the aristocrats of the eighteenth century. He anticipates high art, culture and pleasant weather. He never expected to encounter new friendships - and possibly even love - along the way. It seems that Mr Gandy has embarked on the journey of a lifetime...

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Timothy Gandy has kept his lifetime's ambition secret for forty years. Now, suddenly (if tragically) released from the hen-pecked tedium of his ordinary existence, he is unexpectedly free to realize his dreams. He will embark on a Grand Tour of Europe, following in the footsteps of the aristocrats of the eighteenth century. He anticipates high art, culture and pleasant weather. He never expected to encounter new friendships - and possibly even love - along the way. It seems that Mr Gandy has embarked on the journey of a lifetime...

The Queen's Houses

The Queen's Houses

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

The Queen's life is dedicated to her public - every move is scrutinised, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes; sanctuaries of private calm in a whirlwind life of public duty. In The Queen's Houses, Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a tour of the royal residences, examining the personal family stories behind these magnificent buildings. Through personal reflections, interviews with royal staff and meticulous historical research, Alan looks beyond the formal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, the imposing structure of Windsor Castle and the private escape offered by Balmoral and others. Illustrated with intimate family photographs and evocative memorabilia, The Queen's Houses offers a glimpse of life behind the state banquets and sovereign duties - a respectful study of the royal family at home.

Bring Me Home

Bring Me Home

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2014

The author of eight top ten bestselling novels including Folly and The Haunting, Alan Titchmarsh's new novel moves to the Scottish Highlands and has an involving family mystery at its heart. It is the perfect escapist read for fans of Judy Finnigan and Kate Morton. Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh takes us to the scenic highlands of Scotland for his new tale of betrayal, mystery and romance. The author of eight bestselling novels including The Haunting and Folly, Titchmarsh's new multi-generational novel makes the perfect gift this Mother's Day. 'You really are the perfect family, aren't you?' Charlie Stuart, the owner of a Scottish castle and disappointed father of a brood of grown-up children, took in the full irony of his guest's comment at a Sunday house party. His family - and his life - were far from perfect. He had longed since childhood to inherit the Castle on the loch. He had fallen in love with the landscape and the wildlife that surrounded it and looked forward to the responsibilities that came with it, but his mother's devastating death while he was away at school and his father's remarriage to an unwelcome stepmother had swept away any easy path to fulfilling his destiny. Charlie has to grow up quickly, but along with his inheritance and the discovery of the love of his life come unexpected complications that involve espionage, deceit and a mysterious death. Now - thirty years since finally becoming the castle's guardian - his past had caught up with him. It was about to tear his 'perfect' family apart.

My Secret Garden

My Secret Garden

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2012

After moving from the Barleywood garden where he hosted BBC Gardeners' World for seven years, Alan Titchmarsh set up home in an old farmhouse a few miles down the road, and went about planting his own private eden away from the public eye. In this horticultural memoir Alan finally reveals all about this secret garden, explaining with his trademark warmth the personal stories behind its design and evolution. Accompanied by beautiful photographs taken by Jonathan Buckley throughout the eight years in which the garden has been made, My Secret Garden allows us access to all of the successes and failures of this diverse and ambitious project. Comprising many different styles and spaces - from an acre of formal beds and ponds to wild flower meadows and a stunning winter garden - Alan's tales of development and cultivation will be applicable to all gardeners. With the plot encompassing fruit trees, a handsome greenhouse and wildlife-friendly plantings, gardeners of all styles and levels of expertise will find something to enjoy.

The Haunting

The Haunting

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2012

How can the mysterious disappearance of Anne Flint and the drowning of a young girl in a chalk stream in 1816 possibly affect the life of schoolteacher Harry Flint some two centuries later?With a failed marriage and no job, Harry begins to research his ancestors. The deeper he digs, the more he realises that the past is closer than he had ever imagined.The Haunting is a story of love, betrayal and intrigue. Where people are not what they seem, and the past is no more predictable than the future...

The Complete Countryman A User's Guide to Traditional Skills and Lost Crafts

The Complete Countryman A User's Guide to Traditional Skills and Lost Crafts

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2011

In this comprehensive and practical guide to the countryside, passionate and hugely knowledgeable countryman Alan Titchmarsh explores the heritage of rural Britain, its landscapes and wildlife, its traditions, customs and crafts. He'll look at the beauty of chalk downland, offer a checklist of British butterflies and where to find them and show how to make moth traps and wildlife ponds. He'll identify the best breeds of cattle for meat and milk, explain how best to look after a pig and the secrets of a successful small holding. From keeping chickens to dressing a stick, from dry-stone walling to creating a wild flower meadow.

Other books by Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Grow Your Own Plants

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Grow Your Own Plants

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2018

One of the most exciting aspects of gardening is growing your own plants from scratch. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how simple it is to propagate plants by following a few basic techniques. Learn how to produce a flourishing garden filled with ornamental and edible plants, at very little expense. * Demystified, down-to-earth approach to propagation * Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step diagrams * A-Z directory with recommended propagation techniques for each plant * Key tips on taking cuttings, sowing seed, layering and division * Guidance on promoting growth of young plants

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Vegetables and Herbs

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Vegetables and Herbs

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2018

Learn all the tricks to grow vegetables from seed, maintain mature plants, keep the pests at bay and produce a sustainable crop in your vegetable garden. Includes: * A-Z of vegetables and herbs, how to grow your own and harvest them * advice on feeding, watering and combating pests, weeds and diseases * practical tips on preparing and improving soil * how to manage your plot to ensure year-round produce Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic skills and on to the advanced gardening techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

The Scarlet Nightingale The thrilling wartime love story by national treasure Alan Titchmarsh

The Scarlet Nightingale The thrilling wartime love story by national treasure Alan Titchmarsh

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

As war rages across Europe, one young woman is torn between love and loyalty. Set in wartime London and occupied France, this is a thrilling story of love, danger and sacrifice from bestselling novelist Alan Titchmarsh.It is the late 1930s when seventeen-year-old Rosamund Hanbury leaves behind the endless summers of her coastal Devonshire home for the fast pace of high society London. Under the expert guidance of her formidable aunt, the country mouse learns how to act like a lady, hosting dinner parties and rubbing shoulders with Britain's most influential. And when the enigmatic Harry Napier sweeps her off her feet at London's famous Cafe de Paris she could almost forget that Britain has declared war. But the Phoney War ends. Harry is posted, London reels from the first bombings of the Blitz and Rosamund suffers a devastating personal loss that leaves her all the more determined to do her bit for the war effort. Joining the Special Forces she is sent to work alongside the Resistance on a top secret mission in France. It is here that her courage and loyalty are truly put to the test. And where she learns that no one is what they seem: at home or abroad ...

National Trust Tour of Britain

National Trust Tour of Britain

Author: Alan Titchmarsh, Anna Groves, Sally Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh (Gardeners' World, Alan Titchmarsh Show) introduces a lavishly illustrated book about the best of Britain, showcasing the best houses, gardens, landscapes, natural history and artistic treasures. This is an illustrated journey around many of the most beautiful and fascinating places that the National Trust looks after. Whether you are an armchair explorer or you're thinking about your next National Trust visit or holiday, this is a book you will want to have. The tour starts in the Midlands, then we travel through England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, discovering spectacular and iconic landscapes; perfect beaches, dramatic hills, peaceful wood and precious wildlife reserves. Explore breathtaking and historic properties - country houses, castles, cottages, quirky follies and even strange cave houses. Many of them tell fascinating stories and contain remarkable treasures. From little walled gardens to painstakingly perfect topiary to riotously delightful cottage gardens, all sort sof beautiful gardens and grand masterpieces are discovered. And finally, our most ancient landmarks are visited, including prehistoric standing stones, Saxon burial mounds and 1000-year-old trees. The tour is introduced by Alan Titchmarsh, a beloved national treasure and anchor of The Secrets of the National Trust series on Channel 5 in March 2017. The authors are Sally Palmer and Anna Groves, the editor of the National Trust magazine and one of its frequent contributors.

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Timothy Gandy has kept his lifetime's ambition secret for forty years. Now, suddenly (if tragically) released from the hen-pecked tedium of his ordinary existence, he is unexpectedly free to realize his dreams. He will embark on a Grand Tour of Europe, following in the footsteps of the aristocrats of the eighteenth century. He anticipates high art, culture and pleasant weather. He never expected to encounter new friendships - and possibly even love - along the way. It seems that Mr Gandy has embarked on the journey of a lifetime...

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Timothy Gandy has kept his lifetime's ambition secret for forty years. Now, suddenly (if tragically) released from the hen-pecked tedium of his ordinary existence, he is unexpectedly free to realize his dreams. He will embark on a Grand Tour of Europe, following in the footsteps of the aristocrats of the eighteenth century. He anticipates high art, culture and pleasant weather. He never expected to encounter new friendships - and possibly even love - along the way. It seems that Mr Gandy has embarked on the journey of a lifetime...

Alan Titchmarsh: Collected Memoirs

Alan Titchmarsh: Collected Memoirs

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2016

In these three bestselling memoirs, Alan tells his own story from Ilkley Moor to Pebble Mill and to the final realising of his dream of becoming TV's favourite gardener. Along the way, the cast of characters includes everyone from Auntie Ethel to Nelson Mandela and the Queen.

Alan Titchmarsh's Fill My Stocking

Alan Titchmarsh's Fill My Stocking

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

A great raconteur and entertainer, Alan Titchmarsh gets together every Christmas with family and friends to celebrate the season and performs much-loved anecdotes, stories, poems and sketches - old and new. Fill My Stocking combines these well-known favourites with his own self-penned festive pieces, each beautifully illustrated with his own watercolour vignettes. Collected together for the first time, this is the perfect stocking filler for his legions of fans. Alan Titchmarsh has presented numerous television programmes including the hugely popular How To Be A Gardener and British Isles: A Natural History. He is also a best-selling writer and novelist.

The Queen's Houses

The Queen's Houses

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

The Queen's life is dedicated to her public - every move is scrutinised, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes; sanctuaries of private calm in a whirlwind life of public duty. In The Queen's Houses, Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a tour of the royal residences, examining the personal family stories behind these magnificent buildings. Through personal reflections, interviews with royal staff and meticulous historical research, Alan looks beyond the formal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, the imposing structure of Windsor Castle and the private escape offered by Balmoral and others. Illustrated with intimate family photographs and evocative memorabilia, The Queen's Houses offers a glimpse of life behind the state banquets and sovereign duties - a respectful study of the royal family at home.

Amazing Bible Stories

Amazing Bible Stories

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2014

Elizabeth: Her Life, Our Times

Elizabeth: Her Life, Our Times

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2013

On 2 June 1953, 27-year-old Princess Elizabeth of York was crowned Queen, the eyes of the world upon her as she dedicated herself to her country. It is fascinating to look back over the sixty years since then and see how this remarkable woman, decade by decade, has brought the monarchy into the modern world, earning admiration and respect for her unerring sense of duty, her determination to innovate, her tremendous dignity, integrity and wisdom. Drawing from his own experience and time spent with the royal family, alongside additional meticulous research, Alan Titchmarsh observes the woman, the mother and the monarch. He explores key moments in her reign, both personal to her and in a wider historical context, and traces how our relationship with the royal family has developed and morphed, gone through ups and downs, but is arguably now stronger than ever in this very special anniversary year. Featuring wonderful memorabilia and rarely seen archive photography, Elizabeth II: Her Life, Our Times defines an era, pays tribute to our inexhaustable Queen and celebrates the example of responsibility, loyalty and patriotism she has set for generations past, present and future. She is an inspiration to us all.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Water Gardening

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Water Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2013

Water will bring a garden miraculously to life, drawing the eye more than any other feature. When still, its shimmering reflections create a peaceful mood, while moving water animates the garden scene and delights with its mesmerizing sounds. In this definitive guide, Alan shows you how to design and make a water feature to suit any size and style of garden, from a large wildlife pond, stream or rill to the tiniest pebble or wall fountain. * Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step diagrams * A-Z directory of Alan's recommended pond and waterside plants * Guide to choosing and caring for fish * Key tips on encouraging wildlife to your pond * Season-by-season guide to pond maintenance

My Secret Garden

My Secret Garden

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2012

After moving from the Barleywood garden where he hosted BBC Gardeners' World for seven years, Alan Titchmarsh set up home in an old farmhouse a few miles down the road, and went about planting his own private eden away from the public eye. In this horticultural memoir Alan finally reveals all about this secret garden, explaining with his trademark warmth the personal stories behind its design and evolution. Accompanied by beautiful photographs taken by Jonathan Buckley throughout the eight years in which the garden has been made, My Secret Garden allows us access to all of the successes and failures of this diverse and ambitious project. Comprising many different styles and spaces - from an acre of formal beds and ponds to wild flower meadows and a stunning winter garden - Alan's tales of development and cultivation will be applicable to all gardeners. With the plot encompassing fruit trees, a handsome greenhouse and wildlife-friendly plantings, gardeners of all styles and levels of expertise will find something to enjoy.

The Haunting

The Haunting

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2012

How can the mysterious disappearance of Anne Flint and the drowning of a young girl in a chalk stream in 1816 possibly affect the life of schoolteacher Harry Flint some two centuries later?With a failed marriage and no job, Harry begins to research his ancestors. The deeper he digs, the more he realises that the past is closer than he had ever imagined.The Haunting is a story of love, betrayal and intrigue. Where people are not what they seem, and the past is no more predictable than the future...

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Weekend Gardening

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Weekend Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2012

We all aspire to a beautiful garden that suits our lifestyle, but it can be hard to keep on top of the day-to-day care that gardens often require to look their best. Perfect for those who struggle with the workload, who want a space to relax in but aren't especially green-fingered, or for those are simply too busy to get stuck in, Weekend Gardening shows how to create an achievable garden that lives up to your dreams with just a few hours of work a week. * Explains the basic principles of labour-saving garden design * Practical gardening projects that can be completed in a weekend * Recommended easy-care plants * Solutions for difficult sites, including tricky soil types * Quick-reference seasonal tasks

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Instant Colour

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Instant Colour

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2012

There's no quicker way to add a splash of colour to the garden than to plant annuals and biennials that can be moved around throughout the year to suit the overall scheme as it evolves. Add perennials, bulbs and small shrubs to these traditional bedding plants and a huge variety of effects can be achieved to bring the garden bursting into life and fill any gaps with stunning flowers. * Garden design tips for colour, texture, scent and form * Ideas for container schemes * How to plant pots and beds * How to propagate new plants from old * Directory of recommended plants

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Allotment Gardening

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Allotment Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2012

An allotment can be a source of abundant fresh fruit and vegetables for the home, as well as an oasis of calm for all the family to enjoy, but taking one on and learning how to grow your own can be an intimidating prospect. Alan Titchmarsh makes allotment gardening easy by explaining how to get the most from your plot with easy-to-follow, practical information and advice on what to grow, when to harvest and how to store your produce. * How to assess your plot and work with what you've got * Advice on layout and crop rotation * Expert guidance on care and maintenance * Directory of vegetables, fruit and herbs * Seasonal calendar of what to do when

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Small Trees

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Small Trees

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2012

Few elements add interest to a garden better than a well-placed tree, and even small gardens can accommodate one. But trees are long-term investments, so it's worth knowing exactly what you want before you plant. Here Alan Titchmarsh guides us through the selection and planting processes, plus how to look after trees to ensure optimum performance and maximum impact. * Garden design ideas and where to plant trees * Practicalities of location and aspect * Ornamental effects for all seasons * Pests, tree diseases and problems * Illustrated gallery of recommended trees

Tales from Titchmarsh

Tales from Titchmarsh

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Britain's favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh has also been the most popular contributor to Gardeners' World magazine for the last twenty years. This collection of his very best columns, demonstrates just why he is regularly voted the readers' favourite. His brilliant writings are, in turn, practical - just how far back should we prune our roses? - opinionated - I always rail at people who go out on a Sunday afternoon to tidy their gardens. I mean, a garden is not a sock drawer - cheeky - I have a theory that gardeners grow to look like their soil and wistful - You've got to be a bit of a dreamer to get the most out of your garden. So lay down your trowel, take off your wellies, sit back and enjoy a bit of quintessential Titchmarsh.

The Complete Countryman A User's Guide to Traditional Skills and Lost Crafts

The Complete Countryman A User's Guide to Traditional Skills and Lost Crafts

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2011

In this comprehensive and practical guide to the countryside, passionate and hugely knowledgeable countryman Alan Titchmarsh explores the heritage of rural Britain, its landscapes and wildlife, its traditions, customs and crafts. He'll look at the beauty of chalk downland, offer a checklist of British butterflies and where to find them and show how to make moth traps and wildlife ponds. He'll identify the best breeds of cattle for meat and milk, explain how best to look after a pig and the secrets of a successful small holding. From keeping chickens to dressing a stick, from dry-stone walling to creating a wild flower meadow.

When I Was a Nipper The Way We Were in Disappearing Britain

When I Was a Nipper The Way We Were in Disappearing Britain

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2011

In When I Was a Nipper Alan Titchmarsh goes on a personal and nostalgic journey through post-War Britain in search of treasured values and traditions that were once the soul of society. With characteristic wit, warmth and humour he draws on the experience of his own childhood, and also takes a broader perspective, creating a wonderfully detailed and evocative portrait of a way of life that is fast disappearing, and asks what can we learn from this era of austerity to make our lives better today? Born in Yorkshire in 1949 and brought up in a Britain still recovering from World War 2, Alan remembers a time of relative calm, when it was enough to return home at night knowing that the house would still be standing. We were known throughout the world for our patience, resourcefulness and resilience. 'Mustn't grumble' was almost a national catchphrase, and queuing was second nature. Peppered with wonderful archive photographs and advertisements, When I Was a Nipper takes us back to those days, down high streets and through farmyards, on to trolley buses and into local pubs. As we move towards a global economy, as communities fragment and customs are lost, When I Was a Nipper captures a world that is fast receding into history. It's powerfully nostalgic for those who remember those days, but it's also Alan's timely call to all recession-hit Brits to heed the lessons of austerity Britain: 'make do and mend'; 'look on the bright side' and 'take the knocks on the chin'.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Wildlife Gardening

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Wildlife Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2011

The most successful gardens work with nature to create natural environments in which jobs such as pollination and pest control are left to the wildlife. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how to create natural ecosystems in your garden to encourage beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife and establish the best environment in which your garden will thrive. * Design ideas and planting plans for wildlife-friendly gardens * Wildlife gallery showing common birds, mammals, amphibians and insects and how to attract them to your garden * How to create natural habitats * Recommended trees, shrubs and flowers for biodiversity * Seasonal tasks for the year

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Roses

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Roses

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2011

The rose is the nation's favourite flower and never goes out of fashion. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how to grow and care for roses in your garden. He covers all the essential techniques and provides inspirational ideas for training and planting schemes that will ensure healthy plants and stunning displays year on year. * A-Z directory of Alan's recommended roses * Essential techniques for pruning and support * How to combine roses with other plants * Suggested roses for all garden situations, including shady and exposed sites * Comprehensive guide to understanding rose types

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Bulbs

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Bulbs

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2011

Daffodils and tulips herald the arrival of spring, but from the earliest snowdrops to autumn crocosmias, bulbs bring colour and interest to gardens all year round. They can be naturalized in lawns, planted in containers, fill gaps between shrubs or form the basis of stunning borders. This definitive guide gives you Alan Titchmarsh's advice on how to plant bulbs for best effect in your garden. * A-Z directory of Alan's recommended bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes * Easy-to-follow plans show how to use bulbs in various situations and at different times of year * Practical tips for growing bulbs in grass, rockeries, containers, indoors and for cutting * Planting and growing techniques * Seasonal planting for year-round colour and scent

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Small Gardens

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Small Gardens

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2011

Successful gardens can be created in the smallest spaces, and in this inspiring and practical guide Alan Titchmarsh shows how to transform even the tiniest outdoor area into an attractive garden. With ideas for maximizing space and advice on garden design, planning and plant selection, this is the definitive handbook for anyone wanting to create a private haven in limited space. * Ideas for front gardens, side passages, courtyards, balconies, rooftops and windowsills * Tricks to make small spaces seem larger * How to use every inch of space, including containers * Easy-to-follow landscaping plans for all garden shapes and styles * Guidance on growing vegetables, herbs and fruit in small plots

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Pests and Problems

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Pests and Problems

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2011

In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh addresses key problem areas and provides easy-to-follow guidance on how to protect precious plants. Encouraging gardeners to create healthy ecosystems, Alan talks through the techniques to deal with harmful pests, weeds, diseases and disorders and suggests preventative measures to ensure happy, disease-resistant plants. * Directory of pests and problems with over 200 colour illustrations * Good gardening techniques for preventing disorders * How to select the right plants for the right conditions * Advice on chemical versus nonchemical treatments * Instructions for tackling problems in lawns and borders

Knave of Spades Growing Pains of a Gardener

Knave of Spades Growing Pains of a Gardener

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2010

From gardener's apprentice to favourite TV presenter - how did it all begin? When Alan left school at fifteen little was expected of him. But in the ancient greenhouses of the local nursery Mrs T's little lad found his spiritual home, learning his trade and the strange ways of human nature. But the comfort and familiarity of his home in the Yorkshire Dales would soon be left behind as he journeyed south to college and then to Kew Gardens. Spells as a teacher and editor followed, until fate took a hand when he landed a job on BBC's Nationwide as their gardening presenter. His childhood dream of inheriting the mantle of gardening god Percy Thrower was beginning to come true... In KNAVE OF SPADES Alan Titchmarsh shows us just why he has become not only our favourite gardener, but a popular writer and broadcaster too.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Perennial Garden Plants

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Perennial Garden Plants

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2010

Herbaceous perennials flower each year, dying down in the winter and springing back to life the following spring. They are central features in the landscape of a garden as they appear year-after-year and must be regarded as constant features. This book gives the expert view on the vast array of flowers available. Includes: * creative garden ideas and border planting plans * practical advice on care, maintenance and propagation * illustrated A-Z profiles of recommended plants * recommended plants for specific purposes, conditions and effects * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create beautiful flower borders in your garden.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Flowering Shrubs

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Flowering Shrubs

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2010

Flowering shrubs can be the most dramatic and beautiful features in a garden. This book gives Alan Titchmarsh's expert advice on selecting the right plants for you, looking at colour, size and aspect to create stunning effects and healthy, happy plants. Includes: * guidance on choosing flowering shrubs for colour and situation * practical advice on planting, general care, propagation, pruning and renovation * illustrated A-Z profiles of recommended plants * detailed planting plans for using shrubs in borders * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to enjoy flowering shrubs in your garden.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Climbers and Wall Shrubs

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Climbers and Wall Shrubs

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2010

Vertical gardening adds an extra dimension to gardens and this book will cover the ins and outs of growing climbers and wall plants to get the very best in terms of cover, cropping and flowering. It will look at flowering plants, fruit and some vegetable plants, and how to make the most of every available space in your garden. Includes: * creative ideas for using climbing plants and wall shrubs effectively in the garden * quick lists of climbing plants for specific purposes, conditions or effects * A-Z profiles of recommended plants * practical advice on training, pruning and propagation * illustrated step-by-step guides to essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive practical guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to successfully grow climbers and wall shrubs.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Greenhouse Gardening

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Greenhouse Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2010

The greenhouse is one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. It is a place to propagate seedlings, nurture young plants, experiment with exotic planting and hide from the rain. This book provides all the information and advice you will need to decide which greenhouse is right for you, set it up and get your planting going, and all under the watchful eye of the nation's favourite gardener. Includes: * guidance on selecting, installing and maintaining a greenhouse * recommended vegetables, fruit, herbs and ornamental plants for growing under cover * practical advice on general care, harvesting, storage, propagation and pest control * seasonal management guide * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to get the most from your greenhouse.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Fruit

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Fruit

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2010

You can't beat growing, picking and eating fruit from your very own garden. This book will guide you through the processes and pitfalls of fruit-growing, from propagating your first seeds, or planting your first fruit tree, to selecting the ripe fruits for your dinner table. Includes: * guidance on selecting all types of fruit for home growing * handy tips for maximizing flavour and cropping * illustrated A-Z profiles of recommended fruit * practical advice on care, harvesting, storage, pruning, propagation and pest control * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive practical guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to grow delicious fruit in your garden.

Knave of Spades Growing Pains of a Gardener

Knave of Spades Growing Pains of a Gardener

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/09/2009

When Alan left school at fifteen little was expected of him. An 'O' level in art is not the most obvious passport to success, but in the ancient greenhouses of the local nursery Mrs T's little lad found his spiritual home, learning his trade and the strange ways of human nature. But the comfort and familiarity of his home in the Yorkshire Dales would soon be left behind as he journeyed south to college and then to Kew Gardens where he encountered rare plants collected by Captain Cook and a varied assortment of eccentrics in the world's most famous garden. Spells as a teacher and editor followed, until fate took a hand when he landed a job on BBC's Nationwide as their gardening presenter. His childhood dream of inheriting the mantle of gardening god Percy Thrower was beginning to come true... From the first faltering steps in radio and television, to a career in broadcasting and writing, Knave of Spades is a wonderfully warm and self-deprecatingly honest memoir. Alan Titchmarsh shows us just why he has become not only our favourite gardener, but a popular writer and broadcaster too.

Folly

Folly

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Jamie Ballantyne and Artemis King were never meant to fall in love. The feud between their families has run for three generations. But whatever Jamie's head might tell him, his heart will always belong to Artemis. After fifty years, perhaps it's time for the Kings and the Ballantynes to bury the hatchet. Then Jamie and Artemis start to uncover their shared past. What they find will rock the foundations of both their families, as a web of deceit and intrigue is ruinously exposed ...

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Pruning and Training

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Pruning and Training

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Deals with the basic skills that every gardener needs to know and understand. Think about what you're trying to achieve, whether it be formative shaping of the plant, maintenance, renewal or rejuvenation. Look at the best tools available for the job and the different techniques to use. Includes: * guidance on selecting and using tools and equipment * comprehensive instructions on pruning plants, including roses, shrubs and hedges * tips on how to increase cropping and flowering * advice on training for shape and support Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Container Gardening

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Container Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Expert advice on hanging baskets, window boxes, patio pots and sink gardens. Advice on compatibility of containers and plants such as bulbs, climbers and fruit and vegetables, and how to arrange them for maximum visual and olfactory impact. Includes: * style solutions for all types of garden * comprehensive advice on plant selection * guidance on seasonal care, repotting, watering and feeding * tips on how to achieve year-round colour and scent Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Garden Design

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Garden Design

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Covers everything from the initial planning of your garden on paper to how to make your design a reality with planting, laying and construction guides. This single book will tell you everything you could need to know to achieve your ideal garden. Includes: * how to assess your site, create a style and source materials * advice on planting schemes and achieving year-round interest * tips on working with design principles such as scale, proportion and balance * simple instructions for hard landscaping Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Gardening in the Shade

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Gardening in the Shade

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Overcome the problems every gardener faces with helpful solutions to the problem of shady spots, and handy tips on how to make the most of these notoriously difficult areas. Includes: * creative design ideas for brightening up dark spaces, including north-facing walls * directory of shade-loving plants * care advice for shady lawns and how to deal with moss and algae * ways to achieve year-round colour and interest Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Lawns Paths and Patios

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Lawns Paths and Patios

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Lawns, Paths and Patios focuses on creating the basic structure of your garden, and complementing the basic features with planting, design and furniture. Includes: * how to prepare your site and lay turf, paving, paths and decking * guidance on choosing materials * tips on labour-saving methods and devices * practical advice on seasonal care, feeding and watering Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

England, Our England

England, Our England

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

An anthology and miscellany of everything an Englishman should know: - From Austen to Wordsworth - Jerusalem to the Scout's Honour - Kings and Queens of England to Land of Hope and Glory - Savile Row tailors to Jermyn St Shirt Makers - Tying a Windsor knot to making a pot of tea - Victoria sponge to fish pie - The rules of cricket to Gilbert and Sullivan operas

Rosie

Rosie

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2008

This is a delicious blend of humour and romance, and a resounding affirmation that there is no such thing as the generation gap. The voice on the other end of the phone was severe. 'It's your grandmother'. 'Yes?'. 'She's been arrested'. Nick Robertson has become used to his grandmother Rosie's dotty behaviour. At 86, a widow now, she is determined that before life passes her by, she will live a little. Or preferably a lot. It wouldn't be so bad if Nick had nothing else to do, but with a job to find, two warring parents to cope with and a love life in terminal decline, he would prefer his grandmother to get on with things quietly. But, Rosie insists, there is no time like the present...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

The Kitchen Gardener Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg

The Kitchen Gardener Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Allotments with ten-year waiting lists; fruit and veg seeds outselling those of flowers - Britain is growing a passion for home produce and the time is right for the nation's favourite gardener to provide the definitive book on the subject. Alan's comprehensive guide will tell you everything you could possibly want or need to know about fruit and veg and how to grow it, including herbs, baby veg, salads, every-day fruits plus gourmet or unusual varieties, and how to fit them into today's stylish small gardens. As well as providing the key facts needed to yield good results and what to do when things go wrong, the text is sprinkled with Alan's personal observations, anecdotes, culinary tips and quirky historical uses. The book takes a very practical approach, starting from scratch for the benefit of anyone who's never grown their own before, but is also ideal for those with some experience who might be growing edibles in a new way - perhaps in a small space that needs to look attractive, or on a new allotment. Lavishly illustrated throughout with over 250 photographs and artworks, this inspirational and authoritative fruit and veg bible from the UK's best-selling and most influential gardener will become a classic in the genre.

The Nature of Britain

The Nature of Britain

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2007

The Nature of Britain is another landmark primetime series brought to us by the formidable Natural History Unit. In each programme Alan turns wildlife detective, taking us on a journey of discovery through eight different British natural habitats and their unique flora and fauna, week by week piecing together the jigsaw that makes up our homeland. Tying in with the series, The Nature of Britain is an inspirational, practical and definitive guide to British wildlife. Written by Alan, the book offers the reader a closer look at the animals and plants of Britain's landscape, following the structure of the series with chapters ranging from Mountains, Lakes, Forests and Seashores to Urban Landscapes. The Nature of Britain paints a beautiful contemporary portrait of Britains wildlife, and features fascinating essays on each habitat, followed by identification guides to the species that can be found in each one. It will be visually stunning, illustrated with over 900 breathtaking images.

Nobbut a Lad

Nobbut a Lad

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2007

In this warm, wonderfully evocative and often hilarious memoir one of the best-loved men in Britain, Alan Titchmarsh, brilliantly recalls his childhood in 1950s Yorkshire. Alan Titchmarsh grew up, and developed his passion for nature in the wild and beautiful landscape of Yorkshire. A real treat for his millions of fans, the ever-popular presenter vividly depicts a childhood of simple pleasures like climbing trees and fishing in streams, in a time of post-war austerity. It was not a deprived childhood, yet neither was the garden eternally rosy and Alan's colourful portrait of a bygone era brings poignant moments and others that leave you aching with laughter. Alan's sharp eye for detail brings to life various family members and their memorable quirks, as well as local characters, childhood haunts and significant events that have shaped his life. Filled with Alan's inimitable down-to-earth humour and heart-warming tales, this memoir is guaranteed to be every bit as well-loved as Trowel and Error, which has now sold over 400,000 copies, and become a classic of childhood memoir.

Nobbut a Lad

Nobbut a Lad

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 09/11/2006

One of the best-loved men in Britain, Alan Titchmarsh, brilliantly recalls his childhood in 1950s Yorkshire. Alan Titchmarsh grew up, and developed his passion for nature in the wild and beautiful landscape of Yorkshire. A real treat for his millions of fans, the ever-popular presenter vividly depicts a childhood of simple pleasures like climbing trees and fishing in streams, in a time of post-war austerity. It was not a deprived childhood, yet neither was the garden eternally rosy and Alan's colourful portrait of a bygone era brings poignant moments and others that leave you aching with laughter. Alan's sharp eye for detail brings to life various family members and their memorable quirks, as well as local characters, childhood haunts and significant events that have shaped his life.

The Complete How To Be A Gardener

The Complete How To Be A Gardener

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2005

Whether you're a complete beginner or a keen gardener, there are always times when it helps to have a reliable expert at your side. In The Complete How to be a Gardener, Alan Titchmarsh draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to give you a comprehensive guide to becoming a successful gardener. Alan starts with the fundamentals, covering the absolute essentials that every gardener needs to know, including information on how plants work and what they need to survive, as well as where to begin if you're a first-time gardener. Each chapter includes practical advice and step-by-step techniques and projects, as well as information on garden maintenance and a host of Alan's favourite plants to help you in your selection. With its perfect balance of down-to-earth information and inspirational garden ideas, this complete paperback edition of How to be a Gardener gets to the very heart of gardening and provides a comprehensive reference manual for any garden owner.

British Isles A Natural History

British Isles A Natural History

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

Accompanying a major new BBC1 series presented by Alan Titchmarsh, British Isles: A Natural History is a fascinating journey through the natural history of Britain from its birth to the present day. Written in Alans uniquely readable style, the book chronicles the different periods in Britain's evolution, exploring everything from the geology and geography to the flora and fauna that make up the diverse landscapes of the British Isles. It also includes a gazetteer section detailing where you can explore for yourself Britain's natural treasures. Beautifully illustrated with 180 colour photographs, it will appeal to natural history enthusiasts and everyone who cares about the country they live in. The book contains the latest research gathered in the making of this new landmark series from the BBC's NHU in Bristol. Alan Titchmarsh is a bestselling BBC author and has sold over a million copies of his books which include How To Be A Gardener 1 and 2 and Royal Gardeners.

Animal Instincts

Animal Instincts

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2004

Following the death of his father, the owner of East Yarmouth Animal Sanctuary, Kit Lavery returns to Britain from Australia to sort out his father's affairs. His visit is intended to be brief, but on arrival at the down-at-heel animal sanctuary, Kit finds it staffed by two very determined women. Elizabeth Punch and Jess Wetherby. Elizabeth is a woman with a mission - to save animals from inconsiderate man. And Jess Supple has one burning desire - to keep alive the work of the old man who took her under his wing when she was a placard-waving hunt saboteur. As the two women cajole, berate and demand that Kit stay and carry on his father's good work, he finds life becoming increasingly complicated. And when GM crop trials are proposed in the fields surrounding his farm, his scruples are tested to the limit, and not everyone is happy with his decision. It seems that blood may be spilt before the Animal Sanctuary, with its assorted inhabitants, is out of the woods...

Mr MacGregor

Mr MacGregor

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2004

Rob MacGregor, hired to recapture the declining audience for a daytime gardening programme, quickly becomes Britain's latest heartthrob. The only trouble is, Rob's co-presenter is not at all pleased to see his thunder stolen. Nor is Rob's longterm girlfriend, Katherine, pleased to find out that Rob's been having a steamy affair with one of the TV station's newsreaders... Rob's career goes from strength to strength, but he finds the in-fighting and TV politics harder and harder to cope with - and he's becoming increasingly concerned about his recently widowed father, who seems to be in danger of losing the small nursery the family has run for generations. Somebody is desperate to buy that land, and Rob is determined to find out why...

The Last Lighthouse Keeper

The Last Lighthouse Keeper

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2004

Will Elliott is out of a job. The lighthouse he's been manning on Prince Albert Rock, off the wild Cornish coast, is about to become automated. So Will decides to fulfil his lifelong ambition - to sail round the coastline of Britain. Determined to continue his solitary existence, Will begins his preparations for his epic voyage. But before he has time to so much as paint his hull, he meets Amy Finn - a beautiful artist and fellow loner. And as if that isn't distraction enough, suddenly his sleepy Cornish village is rocked by the biggest scandal to hit Cornwall since Guenevere ran off with Launcelot. It seems as if Will will never get away, and even if he does will his journey be solo or is there hope that he and Amy could be embarking on a two-man voyage of discovery?

Only Dad

Only Dad

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2004

According to their friends, Tom and Pippa Drummond have the perfect existence - a great lifestyle, a lively marriage, and a great kid in Tally. In their late thirties, living in a converted barn on the edge of the Sussex Downs, Tom is a partner in 'The Pelican', a restaurant in Axbury Minster, and Pippa, after a short career as a cook, grows herbs for sale locally and brings up sixteen-year-old Tally - a lively blonde with her head screwed firmly on to her shoulders. A rare summer holiday is planned - an idyllic retreat in the Italian hills. Tom takes time off from the restaurant, Pippa leaves her herbs in the charge of a dotty neighbour, and Tally takes a break from the two men in her life - fast-living Alex and the plodding, persevering 'Blip'. Tuscany is everything they hoped it would be - cicadas in the trees, the scent of sage and citrus and suppers under the stars. But their joy is short lived. Overnight their lives, their circumstances, their very identities are suddenly altered, and life will never be the same again. From being the envy of their friends, the Drummonds are plunged into a world that nobody would wish upon them.

Trowel and Error

Trowel and Error

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2003

Alan Titchmarsh has had a passion for gardening for as long as he can remember. Aged 8, he announced to friends that he was going to be the next Percy Thrower, although he thought it was no more than a dream. With the magic touch of a best-selling writer, Alan tells his own story from Ilkley Moor to Pebble Mill and to the final realising of his dream of becoming TV's favourite gardener. Along the way, the cast of characters includes everyone from Auntie Ethel to Nelson Mandela and the Queen. With great charm, humour and passion, this is probably the best story Alan Titchmarsh has ever told.

How to be a Gardener: Book One Secrets of Success

How to be a Gardener: Book One Secrets of Success

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2002

How to be a Gardener Book One, available at long last in paperback, is the fastest-selling gardening book of all time with sales in excess of 600,000 copies. In How to be a Gardener Book One, Alan Titchmarsh draws on his knowledge and passion for gardening, and his many years of experience, to give you a comprehensive guide that explores every aspect of your garden and how it works. In this, the first of two volumes, Alan starts with the basics that every gardener needs to know. He includes information on how plants work and what they need to survive, as well as advice on where to begin if youre a first-time gardener. Released to coincide with How to be a Gardener Revisited, a reversioned series of HTBAG 1 & 2 featuring new footage with Alan Titchmarsh in January 2005. In setting out the basic gardening principles and explaining the hows and whys, Alan gives the novice confidence and increases the skills and understanding of more experienced gardeners, too.