Kim Wilde (Blondus popstarus)

They are the Delia Smiths of the garden, inspiring millions with their botanic brilliance. While Delia uses flour of the self-raising variety, Charlie Dimmock, Rachel the Thame and Kim Wilde are more interested in flower with petals. We met the three hot gals of gardening – all with very different approaches – but who all share a desire to cultivate some green-fingered miracles on the box. So swap your dinner fork for your pitchfrk, ditch the apron for your wellies and think dahlia, not Delia…

Kim Wilde (Blondus popstarus)
Garden Invaders

These days you’re more likely to find a trowel in Kim Wilde’s hand than a microphone. he Eighties singing sensation, who had eight Top 10 hits and is the daughter of Sixties star Marty Wilde, now leads a country life in a 400-year-old barn she renovated in Hertfordshire with husbandHal and children Harry and Rose. The move triggered a previously unknown love of gardening in Kim.

‘I didn’t know anything at all about gardening but local people helped me to get started’, says Kim. ‘That was about five yeras ago. Now I’m doing courses in planting and planting design at college.’

What kind of flower/plant would you be?
Something that hasn’t been picked! An evergreen that hangs around and watches the world go by.

What kind of garden would represent your personality?
A variety – vegetables, trees, shady areas, lovely plants.

Describe Alan Titchmarsh in three words.
Neat, optimistic, private.