Posted on 26.09.17 by A_Gibb
Controversial question, I know. Most of my gardening friends are seemingly gentle souls and claim to be quite at odds with the whole consumerist/treadmill thing: avoiding fashion shops at all costs; expensive holidays? “No thanks I would rather garden” they say. Find them at the front of the queue at any local jumble sale. ‘The humble gardener’ we all think, but get to know them a bit better and lordy lord, start gardening yourself even and you soon realise that actually gardening is one of the best ways to pour money away, whilst seeming incredibly thrifty and hard working.
Looking after our gardens has become a popular pastime in the UK and it is estimated that over the course of a gardener’s lifetime, they’ll spend £30,000 on tending to their garden. A staggering amount by anyone’s standards, but just how does the amount break down?