TV gardener Alan ‘a big hit’ at Bookmark

Weston grower Colin Gregory (right) gave a selection of his roses to TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh.
Weston grower Colin Gregory (right) gave a selection of his roses to TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh.

TV gardener and best-selling author Alan Titchmarsh had them standing in the aisles – and neighbouring rooms – when he visited Spalding’s Bookmark coffee lounge and talked about his life and work.

Alan was promoting his latest novel, The Haunting

Shop owner Christine Hanson said: “It was brilliant. It was a full house. The publisher’s rep sent a message afterwards saying ‘thanks for a cracking event’ and that Alan had very much appreciated – and was in awe of – the audience.”

Weston rose grower Colin Gregory presented Alan with a selection of his new roses. He forgot to include the growing instructions but was confident Alan would manage.