BBC Morning Live’s resident gardener and Thrive ambassador Mark Lane demonstrated how gardeners can use household goods and equipment for cost effective gardening at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.
Mark’s RHS & BBC Morning Live Budget-Friendly Garden aimed to keep the nation growing for their health and wellbeing. The space was packed with flowers, fruit and vegetables, demonstrating that you don’t need a large garden to feed a family.
Clever upcycling ideas included re-using material such as wooden pallets as garden furniture and vertical planters. An old chest of drawers took centre-stage, its open drawers packed with flowers and plants. Mark also showed cost-effective ways to harvest water, indicating that it was possible to reduce water use over the dry summer months.
Mark also offered the following tips on how to cut costs whilst still enjoying the best your garden has to offer:
For more ideas on budget friendly gardening, go to Thrive’s Get Gardening section here