August 2018 – Gardening Down Memory Lane

Gardens have always been a special part of our homes, whether we’re looking at 100 years ago or 1 year ago. How much have gardens transformed? Here are just some of the numerous ways that gardens have developed over the past 100 years.

  • In the past, it’s fair to say that gardens were mostly used as a way to supply food for the whole family. Whilst growing food is now seen as a hobby for some, having a food source in the garden 100 years ago wasn’t a choice, it was necessary.
  • Spending time in the garden has become a leisure activity for many people. Most people have a lot more spare time than was obtainable a century ago, which makes gardening for fun all the more worthwhile.
  • While plants grown today are very alike to those grown 100 years ago, there is now a much broader assortment available. This means that our gardens are now a lot more colourful and vibrant.
  • Technology has unquestionably altered to suit our needs over the past century. We like ways that will make our gardens easier to handle without lots of hard work.

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