There has been publicity recently about thefts of garden tools and machinery, as expensive investments in this area become more popular. And while the usual advice is to plant spiky plants and install noisy, crunchy gravel paths and so on, I noticed a couple of very sensible additions from insurer NFU Mutual, www. nfumutual.co.uk.
They advise marking expensive items with traceable ‘smart water’, calculating the replacement value for garden items and check expensive trees or sculptures don’t exceed the single item limit on your insurance policy. Better safe than sorry.
Keep a wise and beady eye onyour garden treasures