Regular Archers listeners were surprised to hear GQT panel members debating the space/time coordinate grid spanning the 3+1 dimensions locating events rather than just points in space. Presenter Eric Robson explained “ Gardeners are as entitled to question current hypothetical models of the temporal nature of the universe as any other interest group.”

Bob Flowerdew, the organic gardening wizz expounded his own views, “The Space/Time super dimension can be conceptualized as a patch of nettles entirely surrounded by dock leaves. Nature achieves its own balance without our interference.”

Pippa Greenwood took a more scientific view, “A mathematical model which differs from Euclidean space in its manifest symmetry can be just as satisfying an explanation as any pseudo scientific organic mumbo jumbo.’

Residents of Ambridge expressed disappointment, “ I’ve had problems with my hilariously deformed root vegetables for many years,” said Joe Grundy, ”I had hoped to find some satisfaction with Bunny Guinness but she only wanted to discuss non-mathematical notions of unified spacetime.”

Professor Stephen Hawkins was on gardening leave and unavailable for comment but a spokesperson for the BBC explained, “Bloody apostrophes, just miss one out and look where you get.”