Two in three gardeners want eco helpAdvice and incentives needed for 'greener' gardens

04 July 2009

Garden watering can

Watering cans use much less water than a sprinkler.

Most gardeners in Britain would like a more eco-friendly garden - but many want extra help and advice, says a new survey.

Almost two thirds of gardeners in Britain said they would be more eco-friendly in their garden if they were provided with compost kits and free garden waste recycling collections.

And nearly the same number wanted more education and information on how to become more green in their garden.

Garden habits

The survey, carried out by Yorkshire Bank, showed that while a third of British gardeners agree they could save money by having greener 'green fingers', nearly one in five (17%) still haven't got round to putting any eco-gardening practices in place.

You can go green in your garden with activities such as using a watering can rather than a hose to help you use less water, making your own compost and installing a water butt to collect rainwater to reuse on plants and flowers.

We've also independently tested compost to help you choose the best - find out which get our Best Buy seal of approval.

Greener gardens

This summer Yorkshire Bank and the National Trust are encouraging people to make their gardening more environmentally friendly and save money in the process with their 'Greener Gardens' campaign.

We've got more advice on gardening in our section, along with green tips and advice in our section.

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