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Men vs Women in the Garden

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By Geoff Hodge, Botanical Expert (BSc, MCIHort)
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According to a recent survey, when it comes to gardening, it seems chores such as weeding, mowing and laying paving are the premise of men.

The survey shows that men are more likely to be delegated the more back-breaking ‘Blue Gardening Jobs’, such as pulling out weeds by hand and digging the soil.

Conversely, women resign themselves to carrying out the more ‘female’ related 'Pink Gardening Jobs', such as watering the garden and planting out bedding plants and flowers.

The good news is, the survey reveals that gardening is universally enjoyed by both sexes – with more than 60% of people questioned saying they enjoyed gardening and they take pride in making their garden look its best.

Whether you enjoy Blue or Pink gardening jobs, we have lots of information to help you get it right - and produce a beautiful garden.

Top Five Blue Gardening Jobs

  1. Hand weeding
  2. Mowing the lawn
  3. Digging flowerbeds
  4. Removing weeds with a weeding tool
  5. Using a weedkiller

Top Five Pink Gardening Jobs

  1. Choosing plants/flowers for a display
  2. Watering
  3. Planting hanging baskets
  4. Deadheading
  5. Trimming/cutting plants

The poll of 2,000 men and women was carried out by Hozelock.


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