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The Independent (UK) says – Grow your own: The seeds of change

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Alan Titchmarsh helped to popularise landscaping, which has given way to ‘edible gardening’, favoured by a younger generation. Photo from The Independent.

As shoppers feel the pinch, more Britons are tearing out the decking and turning their lawns into vegetable plots.

By Rachel Shields
The Independent UK
18 January 2009

The nation’s landscape is changing before our eyes. Record numbers of people are preparing to dig up their manicured lawns and privet hedges. Even the most modish gardens are sporting freshly dug vegetable beds, sapling fruit trees and nascent compost heaps.

Fruit and vegetable seed sellers last week reported record sales, with many saying that they cannot keep up with a sudden rise in demand. Meanwhile, the landscape gardening industry is in crisis, with many firms laying off staff.

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January 19, 2009   Comments Off on The Independent (UK) says – Grow your own: The seeds of change