Gardening features in Amazon sales trends

Amazon has found that indoor gardening has been the trend in 2015.

Butterfly Lore
Butterfly Lore

Etailer Amazon's summer sales report has found butterfly gardens, indoor allotments and ceiling hanging pots have been sales trends this year.

Amazon reported: "Midlanders have the greenest fingers in the UK. To keep their gardens looking tip-top this year, they've purchased pump action pressure sprayers, hosepipes, compost and Insect Lore Butterfly Gardens.

"Indoor gardening blossomed in April. City dwellers were growing fruit and vegetables on window ledges, balconies and even from the ceiling inside their homes. As a result, sales of indoor allotment sets and ceiling-hanging pots grew by more than 950 per cent and 370 per cent respectively year on year on

"Central and East London, with the most limited access to private garden space but inspired by burgeoning food markets and innovative new restaurants, topped the urban gardening list nationally. Residents in the SE1 postcode, covering Bermondsey, Borough and Southwark, are the most green-fingered."

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