Gardening tips from a TV expert and writer

THE Henley Literary Festival may have lasted another year, but there are special events coming up.

Next week, evergreen gardener Alan Titchmarsh, a good friend of our new king, will talk about the best way to follow the seasons when gardening and growing produce.

His new book, The Gardener’s Almanacoffers growing and sowing tips throughout the seasons as well as weather notes and wildlife suggestions-
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It also suggests gardens to visit and birds and flowers not to be missed, as well as a reflection on the important role of nature in art and poetry.

Titchmarsh presented the BBC gardener’s world from its own garden in the 90s and now hosts ITV love your garden.

He was a professional gardener and gardening journalist as well as a poet, novelist and broadcaster. In 2004 he was awarded the Victorian Medal of Honor by the Royal Horticultural Society for his education in broadcasting and gardening.
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• Alan Titchmarsh will be in conversation with Cindy Burrowes at Christ Church in Henley on Tuesday 1 November at 7pm. Tickets £20 each, which includes a copy of The Gardener’s Almanac, to be picked up on site. For more information, henleyliterary
festival.co.uk

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