Green-fingered homeowners are keeping happily splashing plenty of cash to keep their gardens in good shape, according to a new survey.
The poll of 540 gardeners, by GardeningExpress.co.uk, revealed that over the course of a lifetime, the average spend is £30,000, with the majority going on the plants themselves.
During their life, a gardener will spend £9,500 on seeds, bulbs, bedding plants, shrubs, trees, turf and vegetable plants, while £9,000 of the lifetime spend will go on updating or changing hard landscaping outdoor.
Replacing garden furniture, including tables, chairs and outdoor lighting, cost £3,600 overall, after an average of eight changes, while householders forked out £3,500 on essential garden tools.
The remainder of the £30k went on sheds, greenhouses and electrical garden tools, and of course, barbecues.
Chris Bonnett from GardeningExpress.co.uk told the Daily Mail: "I would imagine very few gardeners would expect their garden to be costing them £30,000.
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