Google searches for ‘gardening shops near me’ rose by 180%

UK: High temperatures increase interest in gardening

As temperatures rise, the interest in gardening does too. And numbers confirm. In the UK, for example. they are expecting a 'mini-heatwave' this weekend and many Brits seem to have been looking to spruce up their garden. In fact, Google searches for ‘gardening shops near me’ rose by 180% over the past 7 days.1 This is reported by GoodMove, who took the opportunity to publish five tips2 for consumers to prepare their garden for spring. 

When looking at the tips, they highlight season flowers and shrubs; they say that they "help the wildlife in the garden flourish, as they are compatible with one another, encouraging native biodiversity". And for spring, they recommend choosing plants such as tulips and daffodils ("to add a pop of color"), or shrubs like azaleas and lilacs ("which will add fragrance to the spring air"). 

They also point out that spring is the perfect time to sow homegrown produce. "Purple sprouting broccoli, cucumber, and rhubarb are just a few of the seasonal delights to plant and enjoy". 

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1Google search data correct as of 17.03.22
2 The 5 tips

  1. Give your garden a spring clean
  2. Maintain fences and gates
  3. Create a composting area
  4. Banish pests and encourage beneficial insects
  5. Get planting!

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