Prue Leith to help find B&Q Gardener of the Year

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The Channel 4 cake connoisseur is now helping to pick the B&Q Gardener of the Year. Restaurateur Dame Prue, 82, a hit among a new generation of budding cooks, joins returning judges and gardening experts Matt Childs, Humaira Ikram and Steve Guy. The winner of the competition receives £10,000 and B&Q’s coveted Golden Trowel while three runners-up get £1,000.

There are four new categories for this year – the Classic Gardener, the Year-Round Gardener, the Productive Gardener and the Eccentric Gardener.

Dame Prue has already shown her green-fingered skills on her More4 outdoors show Prue’s Great Garden Plot, which launched last October.

It revealed how the Great British Bake Off star and husband John Playfair, 74, created a garden on a two-acre site filled with buried bits of farm machinery after building a house on the land she owned in Oxfordshire.

But the show also details her blunders – such as planting cherry trees in wet clay soil, which kills the roots. She said: “I’m no Monty Don or Alan Titchmarsh”

  • To enter this year’s competition, visit diy.com/gardener-of-the-year and submit entries by June 20.

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