Titchmarsh defends gardening jobs

Press Association

Gardeners must show that their profession is not for "thick, dull or unadventurous" people, Alan Titchmarsh has said, as figures revealed that horticultural firms are struggling to find skilled workers.

Businesses are being forced to recruit from overseas amid an "alarming" shortage of skilled workers in the UK, according to a new report spearheaded by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).