Alan Titchmarsh says gardening is more important than politics

Alan Titchmarsh has said that gardening is of greater significance than politics because it has "a consistent point of view".

Alan Titchmarsh places gardening above politics in the great scheme of things - image: HW
Alan Titchmarsh places gardening above politics in the great scheme of things - image: HW
 The television gardener also believes people watch too much TV.

Titchmarsh said gardening is more important than the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Newsnight telling the Radio Times: "[It's] much more important. Tomorrow, Newsnight will have different stories and priorities. Gardening is more important than politics. It has a consistent point of view. And that is that a piece of ground should be cherished."

Titchmarsh added: "If you live in the countryside and look out of the window, you will see there is no ostensible difference between this year and 200 years ago.

"There is a greater world out there that people can’t see because they’re glued to a screen. Gardening is the stuff of life. It’s about putting a seed in the ground and making it grow."

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