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Britain ‘is going garden-crazy’

With money tight for many of us at the moment, it is time to consider activities and investments that will pay off in the long run.

Whether you wish to cut your consumption of certain materials or produce something rather than buying it, there are plenty of ways to slash costs.

One option open to almost everybody is to use your garden to grow fruit and vegetables – and the interesting news is this is something many of you are doing.

A new report by the Daily Mail has found that Britain is “becoming a nation of potato heads”, as millions show a desire to grow their own produce.

Nigel Colborn, writing for the newspaper, said there is now “so much choice” regarding what can be grown in your green spaces. Indeed, it is an exciting time to be growing your own dinner, so getting your garden in shape is a wise move at this time.

He went on to recommend potatoes as one of the ideal crops for your back garden. As well as preparing a space for them to be grown, it is also worth noting you must first decide on a type that will be a success both in the garden and in the kitchen.

Susan Littlefield, horticultural editor at the National Gardening Association, recently promised those of you with only a small space available in your home that you can still enjoy gardening and growing your own food. Even a simple balcony can provide the room for such a project.

But it is not all about spuds. Mr Colborn later advised you to consider snowdrops as the perfect flower for the current season, while it is also time to start on your dahlias for the upcoming summer. A professional gardener could provide the help and expertise you desperately require.

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