A new survey conducted by DIY firm B&Q has revealed that UK gardeners are much more confident about their gardening skills than their continental counterparts. The Europe-wide survey covered 17,000 customers from nine nations.
The survey found that 57% of people are confident about cutting the lawn, 55% in growing vegetables and rather surprisingly, 40% are confident to undertake a spot of landscaping.
Additionally, 77% of those surveyed said their gardens needed adapting to suit changing family needs, whilst 22% said they needed to create more space.
In the UK, people are more likely to buy gardening products (46%) than any other nation and we are the second most likely nation to own a garden shed after the Irish.
The UK gardening and horticulture industry is currently booming as the country recovers from recession and favourable weather conditions boost growth.