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."