Shoppers in Devizes did a double-take when TV and radio gardening star Matthew Biggs took time out from broadcasting to visit an old pal.

Matthew Biggs, of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time fame popped into The Shambles market to catch up with his friend Angela Cave at The Parrot Cage stall.

“Matt was in the area recording for GQT and had also been interviewing Derry Watkins, the owner of Special Plants of Cold Ashton and chatting to Clare Beaumont about gardening on a narrow boat,” said Angela.

“He called in to The Parrot Cage to catch up with me and to buy a scarf – winter gardening can be a chilly occupation – before heading off to record more programmes and continue work on some new books and magazine articles that he has planned for this year.”