"Alan Titchmarsh has branded the current education system "ridiculous" - and called for more school leavers to study gardening instead of going to university. He told Amateur Gardening magazine: "We've been in this ridiculous system where we're sending everyone to university.
"It's a mad way of proceeding.
"We need practical skills to keep the country going and the fact that they've been undervalued, underrated and under catered for is a great mistake in terms of our civilisation. We need to value these skills again."
-- This is certainly one of the most sensible opinions I've heard in a long time. -- RF