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Brits are clueless about gardening – three quarters can’t pick out a geranium from a pansy

Brits are clueless about gardening – because it’s too much of a chore and they’d rather let their parents do it, it new research has shown. Over half the 2,000 garden-owning Brits studied had no idea on the difference between a shrub and a weed, while three quarters couldn’t pick out a geranium from a pansy. [...]


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Green with envy – 40% of gardens are ‘inspired’ by the neighbours

Experts have unveiled the secret inspiration behind Britain’s gardens – a peep over next door’s fence. A study of 2,000 homeowners found a large percentage of us admit jealousy over a neighbour’s well-manicured lawns and flowerbeds. Results also show the envy regularly spills over and ends up with a trip to the garden centre to [...]


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Stumped – we don’t recognise our country’s most famous trees

Millions of Brits are unable to identify the country’s most common trees – with many even struggling to spot a holly bush, a survey has revealed. Researchers found a large number of adults find it difficult to name trees which are scattered the length and breadth of the nation, and also don’t know where conkers [...]


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Green fingered-family – we’re clueless about gardening, so rely on mum and dad

Millions of Brits admit they are clueless about gardening – so rely on mum and dad for help, a study has revealed. Research showed that six out of ten of us now regularly stand at the kitchen window on a weekend and watch mum or dad toiling away at lawns or flowerbeds. A third also [...]


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UK birds under threat

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A host of common British garden birds are under threat – because we are too lazy to feed them bird food which provides vital dietary supplements and vitamins. Research revealed half of those who have bird feeders rarely fill them with food, leaving birds such as  Starlings, Swallows and Blue Tits to fend for themselves. [...]


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