We test his knowledge in a gardenthemed Tv quiz…
1. The Flower pot Men were originally part of which famous children’s series? alan: Watch with Mother!
2. Which celebrity gardener unveiled the first Blue Peter garden in 1974? Percy thrower. My first job in journalism was to edit his gardening column for a newspaper.
3. Which famous Tv grump was left exasperated after receiving 263 gnomes when he’d only ordered one? One Foot in the Grave’s Victor Meldrew. ‘I don’t believe it!’
4. rosemary & Thyme featured two gardeners-cum-sleuths, played by pam Ferris and who? felicity Kendal.
5. Which iconic gardening show first aired in 1968? Gardeners’ World, which is 50 years old next year. I was on it for years, so that’s easy.
TVT: Well done Alan, you scored five out of five!