This story in the U.K.'s Telegraph got my attention, starting with the headline:
"British society is frightened of gardening, says Alan Titchmarsh."
Here they quote Sir Titchmarsh* himself:
But generations of sitting in offices rather than working on the land means
that people have become frightened of battling the elements or waiting for
something to grow. Children are so used to meals from packets they do not
know where vegetables come from. We have lost the skills of gardening that were always in us.
Crap, they're no different from us.
But wait, there's this:
And Mr Titchmarsh, who was once voted as the sexiest man on television after
George Clooney, insisted gardening skills can even make you sexy.
Okay, whew. There IS still a difference between us – coz there's no way Brad Pit would lose out to even the sexiest of gardening guys – even Joe Lamp'l!
*What, Titchmarsh hasn't been knighted yet?