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Titchmarsh urges gardeners not to mow lawns on Sundays – and listen to 'sounds of the earth' instead

Titchmarsh, 74, writing in BBC Gardeners World magazine, made a plea for other gardeners not to use noisy power tools on Sundays. Alan Titchmarsh said: ‘This is the sort of book I’d have on my bedside table if it had been written by anyone else! It’s been great fun to write and, I hope, will inspire and make folk smile.' Steve Chilton is a passionate and knowledgeable garden expert with several years of experience within the field. As the director of LeisureBench, an industry-leading garden furniture company, Steve has developed strong expertise for all things nature and plants. Steve is a keen educator and loves to share this knowledge with others. He strives to simplify complex garden practices and encourage eco-friendly gardening.He added that he never uses power tools or mows his lawn on a Sunday because he “profoundly believes” at least one day should be reserved for quietness.

The gardener and presenter said that instead, they should listen to the “natural sounds of the earth”. Perhaps in this age of mobile phones, when it’s rare to come across anyone perambulating the streets of town and city without a pair of earphones bunged into their aural orifices, the natural sounds of the earth have been superseded by a man-made cacophony.” When the grandchildren were young – and I don’t thank you for making me think of this because it’ll be an earworm for the rest of the day – it was the theme tune for the TV series they liked, In the Night Garden. Please don’t play it. I’ll be humming it all day.It’s got to be Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade. We play it every Christmas when we’ve got people round and everybody roars into action. It’s a great antidote to carols. It’s fab, I love it. The nation’s favourite gardener brings us a treasure trove of gardening knowledge, seasonal advice and inspiration. With Alan’s own delightful illustrations, there is also a month by month cornucopia of floral facts, along with wildlife to spot, projects to do, gardens to visit, poems to inspire, and much more besides. It will be the perfect Christmas gift for every gardener, and a rich resource for enjoying every day, month, and year in the garden.

Alan Titchmarsh has said gardeners should not mow their lawns on Sundays as power tools are too noisy. The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Please review ourWe wanted to create a 'sensory-balanced' workspace that was both socially sustainable and adaptable' He wrote: “It’s clear to me the rarest thing in any garden is silence, it appears to be the one commodity money can’t buy.”

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