Titchmarsh to the fore at Glee

Alan Titchmarsh products were prominent at Glee, where trade body GIMA was suggesting ITV had commissioned two more series of the presenter's Spun Gold-produced programme Love Your Garden.

Pet Brands of West Yorkshire launched Alan Titchmarsh wild bird products, licensed by Granada Ventures. The range includes feeds such as peanuts and fat balls as well as sunflower heads. There are also feeders available.

MD Sunny Sharma said the range was in 42 garden centres but he hoped to have 300 signed up after showing at Glee. He said the only other celebrity brand in garden bird care is Haith’s Bill Oddie range.

Apples to Pears launched Love Your Garden practical gifts including wellie bookmark, watering can twine dispenser, mango wood dibber and twine, seed tin, trug, kneeler and plant markers. Garden centres can retail them in a free standing unit.

Love Your Garden co-presenter David Domoney said the programme has been commissioned for 2013 and would film earlier than in 2012 but was unlikely to go out before the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where Titchmarsh has BBC presenting commitments.

ITV is looking for makeover targets for the new series.

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