Inbetweeners star James Buckley admits to unlikely hobby that causes insomnia

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The Inbetweeners star James Buckley has admitted to taking up a rather unlikely hobby in his free time – gardening.

The 34-year-old actor – whose Channel 4 character Jay Cartwright famously destroyed some innocent daffodils and a flower display – has been getting to grips with his greenfingers at his home with wife Clair and their two sons.

James has already mastered keeping his lawn looking green and has now turned his attention to other food and vegetables, herbs and flowers.

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He said: “I like tending my lawn. You can keep on top of grass. Flowers and growing things – that’s tough man.

“I’d like to grow something that you can eat. There feels like there’s an end game – you grow something and you can eat it."

Discussing further what kind of food he has been attempting to grow he revealed that strawberries and potatoes are amongst the edibles in his garden.

He continued: “I’ve got some strawberries, I’ve got some chillies, I’ve got some chives. When I was growing up, we always had this bush of chives that we always used to use. Potatoes would be good.”

Revealing his limited gardening experience prior to taking it up again, James added: “I grew some cress out of cotton wool once and that’s how far my gardening got.

“It might be like barbecuing – you learn by your mistakes. There might just be a rite of passage.”

But since getting busy in the garden, James has been suffering from terrible hay fever that has caused him crippling insomnia.

The symptoms have been so bad that the Rock And Chips star has been left unable to sleep and requires a visit to the doctor to get treatment.

He said: “I’m going to the doctors for hay fever.

“I haven’t slept for two days because of it. And I’m still cutting the grass – that’s how much I love that grass.”

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