Gardeners war: Alan and Monty go head to head

Wednesday June 15, 2011

Friday night is rapidly becoming one of the best nights of the week for gardening aficionados.

With Alan Titchmarsh's new ITV1 programme Love Your Garden - running from 8-8:30pm - and Monty Don's Gardeners' World on at 8:30pm on BBC, a fan only has to flip channels to enjoy a full hour of good green fun.

This past weekend, Love Your Garden attracted an impressive audience of 3.9 million while Gardeners' World brought in one of 2.2 million.

Alan, who has also presented Gardeners' World, appears to have the more popular programme. However, it's possible that viewers had simply had enough gardening for one day.

The BBC said: "We are delighted with the continued success of Gardeners' World and Monty's return has proved a real hit with the audience."

This Friday will provide more insight into the popularity contest - the one-hour special of Gardeners' World will also start at 8pm and the two shows will go head-to-head.

Photo: ę PA

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