TV gardeners blamed for hike in allotment evictions

Hannah Ricci

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Television gardening shows are being blamed for a hike in allotment eviction notices due to misleading amateur gardeners about the hard work involved in running a plot.

Famous faces like Alan Titchmarsh and Monty Don make it look 'too easy', according to gardening experts, leading many people to take on plots without understanding the amount of work involved.