Garden improvements on the quick

With the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) set to host its Chelsea Flower Show next week, Brits may be inspired to make an effort to improve their own gardens.

However, many homeowners in the 21st century feel that their time is too stretched to spend hours giving their green space the attention it needs.

Ronseal suggested that there is a solution to this problem as a lot can be achieved in a short space of time.

The firm explained that a quick tidy of the garden can work wonders and that a shed or storage boxes could be useful for improving the look of the outdoor area.

"Container planting is a great way to turn a paved area into a green oasis," a spokeswoman for the company said.

"Opt for sturdy, hardy perennials like hardy buxus, choisya aztec pearl and dwarf rhododendron, ivy, bay or small conifers."

Gardeners could also invest in a greenhouse to help grow more exotic plants and give their summer varieties a head start.