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Alan marks 50 years of gardening

Alan Titchmarsh visited Haddon Hall  to celebrate his 50 years in horticulture

Alan Titchmarsh visited Haddon Hall to celebrate his 50 years in horticulture

Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh said he thought his favourite pastime has ‘never been so exciting’ when he met fans in the Peak District.

The television and radio presenter gave a talk at Haddon Hall, near Bakewell, with around 170 people attending to hear about his experiences transforming the great outdoors.

The 65-year-old said there were more resources available for gardeners compared to when he started out 50 years ago.

“The opportunities in terms of the amount of plants that are available are so much more,” he told the audience.

“I get a joy out of improving the landscape and growing things. My favourite job is always the next one.”

And he had advice for people without their own garden.

“You can always grow something, even if it is something small like a moth orchid indoors. They last about three to four months and you shouldn’t over-water them.”

 

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