Posted: 09/03/2013 at 12:18
Leggi wrote (see)
You can disagree if you like but I was using the RHS quote as a basis for my post. Whilst I accept that might not be true of your experience, they will have done a lot of research before stating it at Chelsea last year.
I'm at a loss to find the RHS saying this at chelsea (an article would be a help), as regards to Cameron, what would he know? Much like what would he know about the average joe-blogs life in the Real World. Politicians are all thieves who look after their own, always been this way, and usually spout a load of rubbish which is later retracted if it suits.In fact he has claimed expenses for 'gardening' before, had to pay them back though, and currently has a veg plot at number 10 tended by someone else, guess you wouldn't understand the value of gardening if you don't actually do it yourself.
More positive news:
This is what I base my views on, not just my current situation. The last 5 years or so have seen a huge rise in people getting into gardening. I believe there IS a generation of people between the ages of 40 and 50 who really don't have a clue about gardening, mainly because as they were growing up, they were part of the 'modern' lifestyle, where you could buy produce cheaply in the new supermarkets, and they also wanted to show their parents they weren't 'old-fashioned'. So had minimal effort gardens, patios and decking, and didn't bother with produce. These people in turn had kids who equally never bothered with gardening.
The prices now are turning the wheel full circle, and with vast amounts of videos and info on the net, and great forums, people are returning to growing again. Yes you start with easy veg crops, but you soon get the bug and start experimenting with all sorts.