Ex­perts re­veal ‘green trends’

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

A MORE nat­u­ral, wildlife-friendly look to gar­dens and more ‘grow your own’ are among the trends pre­dicted for gar­den­ing in 2020, ex­perts said.

The Royal Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety (RHS) said it ex­pects to see a re­newed in­ter­est in pro­tect­ing soil, mak­ing back­yards at­trac­tive to wildlife and grow­ing fruit and veg in the next year against a back­drop of ris­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness.

Green-fin­gered house­hold­ers are in­creas­ingly aware of de­clines in wildlife, and will be look­ing for ways to sup­port na­ture, such as not be­ing too tidy and leav­ing seed heads as food for wild vis­i­tors, it said.

Bee ho­tels, wildlife ponds, log piles and plants for pol­li­na­tors are all likely to con­tinue to in­crease in pop­u­lar­ity while neatly clipped box and man­i­cured lawns may fall out of fash­ion as na­ture-lov­ing house­holds shun pes­ti­cides to deal with prob­lem ar­eas and crea­tures such as box tree cater­pil­lars.

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