Brits to tend to gardens this summer

Brits are set to spend time working in their gardens and greenhouses over the bank holiday weekend and throughout the summer, a new survey has revealed.

According to Horticulture Week, the poll of 3,000 people was carried out by and revealed that 22 per cent of respondents plan to spend at least two hours per week getting their hands dirty outdoors.

Residents in Bristol will spend the most, with an average outlay of £149.80, while the typical Aberdonian will shell out just £59.05.

The average spend across the UK is expected to be around £102.30 for every grower who decides to exercise their horticultural muscles.

Almost half (46 per cent) of Brits consider weeding to be the most strenuous part of gardening, while a third (33 per cent) find that mowing the lawn saps their energy.

However, a naughty eight per cent admitted to getting up to nonsense in their yard with a partner, with 28 per cent of those in Gloucester having had alfresco relations in their garden.

Meanwhile, the Royal Horticultural Society is hosting its Chelsea Flower Show this week, which may give growers some inspiration for the coming holiday weekend.