Sunday 22 April 2018

Alan Titchmarsh advises snowbound gardeners, just enjoy the scenery

The TV star said garden enthusiasts should take photographs of their evergreens.

National Television Awards 2017 – Arrivals – London
National Television Awards 2017 – Arrivals – London

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Alan Titchmarsh has urged gardeners not to worry about their outdoor spaces during the extreme weather.

The TV star said gardening enthusiasts should instead enjoy how scenic the landscape looks in the snow.

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Winter weather Feb 27th 2018

Appearing on BBC Breakfast he was asked what people should be doing with their gardens.

He replied: “Not worrying really. But there is one thing, if you’ve got evergreens – trees, if you can reach the trees, and shrubs – and snow is settling on evergreens, go out with your camera and take the photograph because it looks pretty.

“But then knock it off, because when it starts to thaw it gets very, very heavy and that is when branches break and that is when things like cedar branches are brought down, thawing snow.”

He added: “Daffodils and stuff just go into suspended animation.

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Winter weather Feb 27th 2018

“Crocuses will be a bit knocked if they are open because the snow sits on them but everything else will just sit quietly and wait.

“Don’t start planting anything when it’s frosty and keep off your lawn when it’s frosty. On snow it doesn’t matter but when it’s frosty you will break the blades of glass off.”

He urged viewers: “Admire its beauty, go out there and look at the British countryside and look at your garden.”

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