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The Titchmarsh

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thatbags Sun 13-Apr-14 14:23:29

I was directed by @Fossilplants to this article, the penultimate paragraph of which suggests to me that Titchmarsh thinks in exactly the same derogatory way about certain pursuits as those he criticises.

He complains about Mary Beard's and Jeremy Clarkson's gardening comments but then, according to this article, derides other perfectly good pastimes – dominoes, bowls, crochet, patchwork quilting – in the same way as they do gardening.

MiceElf Sun 13-Apr-14 17:54:42

Titchmarsh. Wasn't he the chap who won the bad sex award?

Penstemmon Sun 13-Apr-14 18:54:50

Oh Dear! An Achilles heel has been pricked! Not sure why he felt it necessary to answer in such a 'ner ner ne ner ner' way and as thatbags says deride other pastimes that people enjoy!
Personally I prefer gardening to fast car driving or other 'exhilarating' pursuits but each to their own. However I agree that Mary Beard and Jeremy Clarkson have obviously not done a days hard graft in a garden if they think it is an easy option for 'elderly' people! I have been gardening since my 20s when I first had a garden of my own. hmm

Ana Sun 13-Apr-14 19:05:35

I must admit I'm a bit bemused by the assumption that gardening is only for oldies!

Perhaps it was in days gone by retirees were the only ones who had the time for it, but I've known many young people who are extremely interested in growing all sorts of things and some are on waiting lists for an allotment. I started gardening (with my ex) when we became house-owners - who else was going to do it?

granjura Mon 14-Apr-14 15:52:12

I've always gardened- learnt with my dad- but he was mainly a vegetable man. I love the English garden style- and most of my perenials have moved to Switzerland from our garden in the UK.

One 'friend' told me once I loved gardening because I don't have any talent otherwise- ah well smile

ffinnochio Mon 14-Apr-14 17:32:01

Oh dear! I think he's just hooked himself up on his own self-importance. tbusmile