Kate Garraway, 53, has spoken about her Derek’s condition several times on Good Morning Britain, having returned to her post back in July. The ITV presenter’s 53-year-old husband is still in a coma in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 at the end of March, with the television personality looking after the couple’s children at home. In Friday’s edition of Gardeners’ World on BBC Two, the mother-of-two opened up candidly about her heartbreak and how she has planted radish bulbs to symbolise her spouse’s growth as he continues to recover from the illness.
Speaking in particular about the radishes, which are Derek’s favourite vegetable, Kate revealed there was a great “sadness” when they sprouted and her husband “wasn’t any better.”
The presenter then decided to change tact, explaining how she and the children planted things which would “take longer to bear fruit.
“And I'd say, 'Dad will be better by then'... And of course, now that it's been so long, we've got a huge basket of bulbs,” she continued, stating how the house will be rather colourful when the father-of-two does come home.
Talking further about her reason for turning to gardening, the news anchor said: “When you're living day-to-day on a knife-edge, doing something that gives you a future just helps with a sense of progress, where there is actually none from the direct situation.
“It's been the most important space for us,” the mother-of-two said, stating the garden is a place for the family to unleash their frustrations.
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Kate Garraway heartbreak: GMB star ‘lives day-to-day on knife edge’ over Derek's recovery (Image: ITV/GETTY)
Derek Draper is still in hospital six months after being diagnosed with coronavirus (Image: GETTY)
The presenter also said people “can’t think of short-term in a garden,” stating