Bakker Spalding shows how gardening habits have changed

Spalding Bulbs have released a new infographic demonstrating how gardening habits have changed over the last 70 years.

From growing fruits and vegetables in post war Britain, to scouring the internet for tips on how to successfully keep your lawn properly maintained, gardening is as popular as ever but exists in a very different form, says the mail order company.
The 1940-50 era is represented by Victory allotments and plant societies, while 1950-60 is shown as a time of bedding schemes, crazy paving, rockeries and roses.
From 1970-80, the infographic shows the rise of container gardening, garden centres and TV gardening.
The 1990-2000 era sees decking, outdoor leisure and organic gardening prominent, while the 2000s see the average garden shrunk to 163sqm, people spending 1-5 hours a week in their garden on average, 72 per cent of people turning to the internet for advice, gardeners valuing wildlife, growing vegetables ornamentally and using sheds as outdoor rooms.

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