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Gardening; Make Space for Ornamental Hermits

Hazel Edwards
  • Hazel Edwards
  • 8th February 2021
  • Renting Storage Space Storage for Business
Gardening and space may not be an obvious combination, but space gardening really is a ‘thing’!
 
Scientists have been studying plant growth in the International Space Station for some years now, and harvested crops.  Most recently, towards the end of 2020, they produced a crop of radishes. The results of this research could help develop how we grow plants both in space and back on earth.
 
A few other gardening-related facts that you may not be aware of;
 
Gardens were originally used for producing food and medicinal herbs.  The first purely decorative gardens are believed to have appeared in Egypt in around 1500BC.
 
Nearly 1,000 jasmine flowers and a dozen roses go into a single bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume.
 
Bamboo can grow an astonishing 35 inches in a single day!
 
During the 1600s, tulips were so popular in Holland that the bulbs were worth more than gold and actually caused the crash of the Dutch economy.
 
Sir Charles Isham is infamous for beginning the trend of gnomes in English gardens.  Before this, in the 18th century, wealthy landowners would hire a person to be an ‘ornamental hermit’ in their garden
If you are of a hardy nature, you may want to take part in World Naked Gardening Day which takes place every May 2nd .
 
We Brits, are keen gardeners.  It’s estimated that we’ll spend around £30,000 on our garden over the course of our lifetime.
 According to research from the crime prevention website, 1 in 3 households have a shed that is easy to break into.
 
Whether you are a professional gardener, landscape designer or a keen amateur, be safe. Keep your gardening tools and equipment secure.  Self storage offers an easy, hassle-free alternative to a shed or garage.  You can rest assured that your tools are safe and secure, while you enjoy the extra space they took up.  To find out more, simply fill out the form below or give us a call – we’ll be happy to help.