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On the environmental front there's concern about global warming and high levels of carbon dioxide, and trees take in CO2 and store carbon.

Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things.

Schoolchildren and older people like the idea of planting trees. For children, it's interesting that an acorn will grow into an oak, and for older people it's a legacy. And the act of planting a tree is not that difficult.

I remember being in China and realising how irrelevant not even Britain is, but also Europe. We're just another remote country that hardly impinges on some places at all.

If you look at it ecologically, deforestation is high on the list of things which bring devastation. You cut down trees to build homes, for fuel, and you end up with no trees left, and you have to move on. If you take the earth as a whole, eventually there's nowhere to move on to.

My favourite plant is the foxglove. I think they are a perfect balance between being a garden plant and a wild plant, as at home in woodland as they are in a city.

Tree roots hold river banks together and stop the wind blowing soil away, there are many creatures that live in woods and they provide a sense of well-being and look nice.

I am going to have to stick to the script. If I muck around with the words it will defeat the object.

I do find myself surprised by the comedy shows that seem to have the same joke week in week out.

I like to think of myself as a natural gardener.

I think political correctness is a moving line.

I try to make myself walk around a bit, but I probably think about it more than I actually do it. Years ago, I did think about joining a gym.

I've always liked trees. And then, growing up, I took an interest in ecology, hedges being destroyed, the landscape being turned into prairies.

If I ever had any vanity, then I definitely lost it by being on television.

You can be a famous poisoner or a successful poisoner, but not both, and the same seems to apply to Great Train Robbers.

If you are a rich person straining every sinew to keep every last pound in your pocket, there comes a point when you realize you are not just escaping the clutches of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. You are passing a greater burden on to people poorer than yourself, and depriving even poorer people of your support.

Research gathered over recent years has highlighted the countless benefits to people, wildlife and the environment that come from planting trees and creating new woodland habitat. It's obvious trees are good things.

Well, I was very lucky. I was brought up west southwest coast of Scotland and my mother and father had a music shop, and so I was surrounded by pianos and drums and guitars, and music, of course.

I don't think I'm really a rude person, but now I see myself on television, I think, 'Oh, God, that is a bit strong.' And I wonder if I've always been like that and I haven't been aware of it.

I have done well out of TV, but not well enough to buy football clubs. I'm not sure it's ever a way to make money.