Evesham, Worcestershire (PRWEB UK) 10 February 2013
The team members at GardenToolbox are always interested in the latest gardening ideas and trends (as can be seen on from their blog) and this apparently is the case with many gardening enthusiasts.
However, where most people would have usually sought advice from gardening magazines such as Gardeners’ World which has been around for many years; a large majority are now looking towards a more modern source of information... the World Wide Web.
As the web has advanced over the last decade, information sharing has become considerably easier and now it’s possible for the most technologically challenged people to share their opinion and tips with others.
A recent survey conducted by GardenToolbox focusing on where people accessed and obtained their gardening information definitely turned up a few surprises which many didn’t expect. Here’s just a few of the key statistics to come from the analysis:
These statistics are quite telling about the quality and quantity of information that is widely available on the gardening scene at current. The data would also suggest that people don’t see a deterioration in the quality of information when swapping from paid services to freely obtainable tips & advice.
Emma from GardenToolbox commented: “It’s no wonder people aren’t buying magazines any more when they cost in excess of £7 and are half-full of advertisements. The amount of information that can be found online is much wider, realistic and helpful – at the end of the day, that’s all we want!”
This begs the question; how much longer do magazines have before they’re pushed aside like CD’s and VHS tapes? Unless some dramatic changes are made to the pricing or information provided; a few years at max until the older generations really catch on to the online buzz.
Here’s a couple of recommended reads from the people surveyed:
GardenToolbox.co.uk currently operates on the new, rebranded and constantly growing Online Home Retail Network which at present hosts around 50 websites. These sites sell everything from circular saws and 18v drills to bathroom vanity units which can be purchased from the following site: http://www.bathroomvanityunits.co.uk/. Online Home Retail Limited first started out as Plumbworld Ltd back in 1999 and since then it has been bought by the Grafton Group PLC in 2006 and received a major rebrand in 2012. The business now employs 60 people in its purpose built warehouse/offices and has a total turnover nearing £25 million per year.