Alan Titchmarsh, 73, has offered his advice to gardeners across the country as the UK continues to face freezing temperatures. Before we can enjoy the brighter Spring weather, which is expected at the end of March, Alan has set out what you should and should not be doing in your garden.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, the Love Your Weekend star said: “Don’t rush to sow seeds and plant seedlings.
“There’s plenty of time for that when the weather warms up.
“But do take a walk around the garden and see where new plantings could brighten things up.”
As for what you should plant, Alan suggested “all kinds of trees, shrubs and roses”.
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The duo are encouraging people to complete the NHS bowel cancer screening kit.
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and detecting the condition earlier increases the chances of being successfully treated.
The quick test is completed at home and involves taking a tiny sample of poo using the plastic stick provided, placing it in the sample bottle and sending it back to the NHS, free of charge, for laboratory analysis.
Explaining why this campaign is so important to him, Alan told us: “I am hugely supportive of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign and the vital message it’s spreading.
The presenter explained: “Mercifully [they] made what we hope is a full recovery.
“It is a worrying and daunting process but one that can offer complete recovery if caught soon enough. I can’t overstate how imprint that is.”
People concerned that they may have missed their invitation or have lost or thrown away their kit can call the free bowel cancer screening helpline for advice on 0800 707 60 60. Information on bowel cancer and the screening programme can be found here.
Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh airs Sundays at 9.30am on ITV.