How do you feel about gardening?

How do you feel about gardening?


Posted 6th Jul 2017

A study has revealed many of us would love to have a beautiful garden - however, we're unwilling to get our hands dirty to achieve it

The study of 2,000 adults also found one third of the nation have 'no interest' in gardening even though half of Brits would feel their daily life would be improved if they could easily access green space and had the chance to spend more time outdoors.

Many participants said they would do all they could to avoid donning a pair of gardening gloves and having to get stuck into weeding, while others said they would like to become green-fingered, but simply don't have the time.

70% of the nation have tried gardening – however, they were disheartened when it ended in failure.

One in ten (eight per cent) believe having no outdoor space prevents them from getting outdoors, while 36 per cent have said they do no gardening whatsoever.

The survey also revealed our gardening incompetence, with 41 per cent killing a plant through over-watering, while 37 per cent failed to give it enough water.

Over a quarter (26 per cent) of Brits have killed a plant within a week due to their lack of gardening skills, and seven per cent have confessed to killing a cactus, which, considering they require very little maintenance, is no mean feat.

Three per cent even admitted to killing a plant within a day.

It was also found that more than one in four (27 per cent) don't have a single plant in their home, while one in ten have just one plant.

In comparison, one third would like to grow their own fruit, herbs and vegetables at home.

The research was commissioned by organic fruit tea drinks Honest brand ambassador Julia Bradbury, who said: "Interestingly over half of all Brits feel their daily lives could be improved by spending more time outdoors, and one in three would love to be able to grow their own herbs, fruit and veg at home - but so many of us DON'T do either, because we don’t want to get our hands dirty or feel we don’t have the time."

"It’s really important to make the time to switch off a bit from daily pressures, and getting outside in open green spaces can be a quick way to do that."

"There are lots of easy ways to help restore your balance; from spending more time in a park or community garden, or growing your own fruit or veg at home – even just in a window box. And getting your hands dirty is good sometimes!"






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