Experts reveal ‘green trends’
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.