Sisters are gardening for themselves

How it used to be before girl power
How it used to be before girl power
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BUDDING Alan Titchmarshes are not going to like this. In fact it may well leave green-fingered guys red-faced.

According to a new survey, when it comes to having a neat and tidy garden, it’s best leaving it up to the women of the house.

Now before you males out there stomp off to the potting shed to sulk or consider pelting me with a crop of rotten Super Marmandes, it’s not me saying this - the research has been carried out by Roundup weedkiller.

“Traditionally, the garden has been thought of as the man’s responsibility,” says spokesman, Gary Philpotts.

“But it seems many now think women are the best at making sure the lawn and flower beds look nice.”

The fairer sex not only keep the weeds down, we also plant up hanging baskets and choose garden ornaments.

The men however - according to the survey - still do manly tasks like fixing fences and gates.

Ahem, I have to disagree partly here. In the Mason household who came to the rescue when gales ripped our gate from its hinges and smashed the old rotten wood to a soggy pulp? I am particularly proud of my joinery and woodwork - although I would be the first to admit I am no David Lindley and I did have to call in the help of my dad for the mitering.

But yes, gone are the days when the garden was a strict male-only domain with the greenhouse being female-free zones. Ladies, stake your claim on those hedge-trimmers! According to a new survey, when it comes to having a neat and tidy garden, it’s best leaving it up to the women of the house.

Now before you males out there stomp off to the potting shed to sulk or consider pelting me with a crop of rotten Super Marmandes, it’s not me saying this - the research has been carried out by Roundup weedkiller.

“Traditionally, the garden has been thought of as the man’s responsibility,” says spokesman, Gary Philpotts.

“But it seems many now think women are the best at making sure the lawn and flower beds look nice.”

The fairer sex not only keep the weeds down, we also plant up hanging baskets and choose garden ornaments.

The men however - according to the survey - still do manly tasks like fixing fences and gates.

Ahem, I have to disagree partly here. In the Mason household who came to the rescue when gales ripped our gate from its hinges and smashed the old rotten wood to a soggy pulp? I am particularly proud of my joinery and woodwork - although I would be the first to admit I am no David Lindley and I did have to call in the help of my dad for the mitering.

But yes, gone are the days when the garden was a strict male-only domain with the greenhouse being female-free zones. Ladies, stake your claim on those hedge-trimmers!