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Alan Titchmarsh reveals he has lost a STONE since having to work his own four-acre garden

Alan Titchmarsh reveals he has dropped a STONE in lockdown and credits weight-loss to tending his own four-acre garden for NINE hours a day

He has spent lockdown tending to his garden and filming a new ITV series called Grow Your Own At Home. 

And Alan Titchmarsh revealed that he has lost more than a stone as a result of spending all day toiling in the garden. 

The TV presenter, 71, said he usually hired gardeners to keep his acre of land and three acres of meadow properly maintained. 

Wow! Alan Titchmarsh revealed that he has lost more than a stone as a result of spending all day toiling in the garden

But because of coronavirus lockdown, the famous gardener has been doing the job himself since late March. 

He works on the garden everyday from 9am to 6pm and opened up about it being a wakeup call. 

Alan told The Mirror: ‘I’ve walked for miles doing the mowing and I’ve lost a stone since lockdown began.

Lockdown changes: The TV presenter, 71, said he usually hired gardeners to keep his acre of land and three acres of meadow properly maintained (pictured November 2019)

Lockdown changes: The TV presenter, 71, said he usually hired gardeners to keep his acre of land and three acres of meadow properly maintained (pictured November 2019)

‘Watching the garden unfolding daily has bred in me a sense of contentment and removed and ambition to leave. I’ll probably modify my schedule because I’ve so adored being among my plants. 

‘A smiling face from above is telling me, ”Look what you’re missing”.’

The former Ground Force star has been presenting his new TV show, which airs on May 25, that gives viewers tips on how to be more self sufficient. 

Back to work: He works on the garden everyday from 9am to 6pm and opened up about his resulting weight loss being a wakeup call

Back to work: He works on the garden everyday from 9am to 6pm and opened up about his resulting weight loss being a wakeup call

His wife, Alison, filmed it for him because of lockdown restrictions. 

The gardener recently revealed another passion of his, poetry, and released his first collection of verse, complete with his own illustrations including a cover graphic of a mole tunnelling his way to daylight. 

The collection, titled Marigolds Myrtles and Moles, was published in March this year. 

New beginnings: The former Ground Force star has been presenting his new TV show, which airs on May 25, that gives viewers tips on how to be more self sufficient

New beginnings: The former Ground Force star has been presenting his new TV show, which airs on May 25, that gives viewers tips on how to be more self sufficient

Alan said: ‘The garden is our closest bit of nature, people forget that.

‘I’m looking at it with amusement, admiration, with care and fondness and a desire to explain to people that it’s important, without beating them over the head with it.

‘I don’t know how it’s going to be received. With poetry, one man’s joy is another’s horror. This is not just head above the parapet, it’s probably right down to the navel!

‘But all I can say is I’m pleased with it. And it’s lovely having done the artwork – I did get my O-level!’

Doting wife: His wife, Alison, filmed him for the new ITV series because of lockdown restrictions

Doting wife: His wife, Alison, filmed him for the new ITV series because of lockdown restrictions

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