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‘Generation rent’ neglecting their gardens, warns Royal Horticulture Society

rentThere has been an increase in younger tenants, known as ‘Generation Rent’ Credit: Jeffrey Blackler/Alamy.

The Royal Horticulture Society last year launched its Greening Grey Britain campaign with the launch of Europe’s biggest community gardening campaign and a three year target to transform 6,000 grey spaces into thriving gardens.

By Patrick Sawer
Telegraph
21 May 2016

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“Gardens are good for our towns and cities. This reduction of plants in front gardens and increase in grey is harmful for wildlife reducing their homes and food sources,” said Ms Biggs.

“It is also damaging for the nation’s health linked to increasing pollution and increasing temperatures during heat waves and puts our homes at more risk from flooding.”

But many landlords say tenants are not interested in maintaining a garden, even when provided with tools and materials by their landlord.

David Lawrenson, a landlord with multiple properties, told the Financial Times: “There is less ownership of the garden and less desire to look after it.”

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