How our gardens have changed in 70 years

The almost black lily.
The almost black lily.
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The nature of gardening has altered in the 70 years leading to Bakker Spalding Garden Company.

Managing director Adrian Nind says key changes are that most of our grandparents would have had a vegetable plot.

He said: “Today, gardens tend to be ornamental. Of course, there will always be those who grow veg, but not out of necessity.

“People have more leisure time now than they have had in previous generations and gardening is a great hobby. Really and truly you get out of gardening what you put into it.”

Check out the catalogue for other special anniversary plants, such as a globeflower and an unusual Tuberous Nasturtium Ken Aslet, plus special 70 per cent discounts off certain products.