Ed Westwick loves planting flowers.

The 'Gossip Girl' actor is obsessed with nature and loves nothing more than spending his summers sowing seeds in the ground because the experience is so ''humble''.

Ed enthused: ''I just love planting flowers during the summer. There's something very humble about it, and natural and beautiful. We're a more beautiful species in the summer - everyone comes out looking gorgeous and girls put on nice dresses.''

However, despite his genteel hobby, the handsome star likes to think of himself as a rock star as his most rock 'n' roll habits include blasting loud music to annoy his neighbours and shredding his own T-shirts to show off his manly chest.

He told more! magazine: ''I'm a showman. I wouldn't say I'm a rock star, though... all right, in my dream world, I am. I annoy my neighbours in my apartment building by blaring music out at 4 o'clock in the morning. I rip my T-shirt. I'm into the whole showing a bit of chest hair thing.''