Alan Titchmarsh returns to BBC and releases five new gardening books

Alan Titchmarsh is returning to the BBC for four hour-long programmes, to be broadcast in March 2010.

The programmes will feature Alan Titchmarsh's favourite UK gardens and will be broadcast on BBC2. But the presenter will not be returning to Gardeners' World on TV, as has been rumoured.

Alan Titchmarsh told HW: "I'm doing some gardening programmes for the BBC early next year that will be transmitted in a year's time. But I'm not going to be doing Gardeners' World. There's no truth in the rumours."

The ITV chat show presenter has also written five new How to Garden books.

They topics of Titchmarsh's new books are:

Greenhouse Gardening This book provides all the information and advice needed to set up a greenhouse — from choosing, installing and maintaining it to practical guidance on feeding and watering regimes, pest and disease control and propagating and growing crops and ornamentals under cover.

Climbers and Wall Shrubs Vertical gardening adds an extra dimension to gardens and this book will cover the ins and outs of growing climbers — from flowering plants to fruit and even some vegetables — to make the most of every available space in your garden.

Flowering Shrubs These are among the most rewarding of garden plants, which are generally easy to grow and need little maintenance. A clever planting of flowering shrubs can provide year-long colour and structure. This book reveals how to create a successful scheme.

Growing Fruit Everything you need to know about the processes and pitfalls of fruit growing, from propagating your first seeds or planting your first tree to selecting ripe fruits for your dinner table.

Perennial Garden Plants Herbaceous perennials flower each year and are the largest and most versatile group of hardy garden plants. This book provides a detailed directory of the most popular varieties, and Alan Titchmarsh suggests planting and colour combinations to suit any site and situation.


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