From the Daily Star
"Climate change boffin Lord Krebs says garden shows contribute to floods because they tell people to pave or deck lawns.
As a result water drains into rivers and leads to flooding. But housewives’ favourite Titchmarsh hit back at the claims yesterday, branding them “laughable and totally unjust”.
He said: “TV gardeners do not advocate paving over entire gardens, simply a small area in which to sit.”
He said he has always encouraged planting trees and shrubs which soak up water and prevent flooding.
Alan, 64, laid the blame squarely at the Government’s door, saying they should take better care of the rivers.