What impact has the pandemic and Brexit had on Yorkshire Gardens?
By John Brennan, 25/08/2021
Fail to prepare and prepare to fail is a saying that often rings true. And that is no more apparent than the world we live in right now.
The coronavirus pandemic and Brexit have a lot to answer for when it comes to making life not just difficult, but nigh on impossible for a lot of people over the past two to three years.
In the horticulture and gardening industry, the same can be said - it is essential that you plan ahead to ensure that you receive the materials you need to ensure that your garden project goes exactly the way you want it to.
What exactly is the problem?
Many materials have been unavailable because of the pandemic, Brexit, and increased shipping costs. This means that you need to really plan ahead so that gardeners such as ourselves can access these scarce materials in order to progress with your project. Alternatively, if they are unavailable, we can let you know if there are any problems with lots of notice, rather than potentially compromising a project at the last minute through a failure to source the correct materials.
The Yorkshire Gardens order book is fully booked for up to a year in advance at the moment because of this.
The Horticultural Trades Association told the Guardian that supply has fallen by around 50% because of these shortages thanks to the perfect storm of Brexit and the pandemic. When you couple that with the fact that demand is at one of its highest ever given the amount of time people are spending at home, it is clear to see why supply chain issues could be coming into effect.
Garden wholesalers are struggling thanks to global supply chain issues, social distancing and a shortage of migrant workers, with red tape around plant imports from the EU adding to problems.
As well as issues with plants coming into the UK, it is taking longer for garden furniture made abroad to be shipped into this country.
Why think local?
Gardening, horticulture, and indeed many other industries are facing unprecedented times thanks to a whirlpool of factors, which is why it is important to think local with your garden project.
Through sourcing local materials, there is far less red tape and projects can be undertaken quicker. Yorkshire Gardens always uses local aggregates, york stone paving, and locally grown plant stock to ensure that we can turn your garden into a place where you can maximise your time. Not only does your garden benefit from local materials, you can take real pride in the fact that you have a sustainable, locally sourced garden that you can thoroughly enjoy.
Call Yorkshire Gardens today
Yorkshire Gardens is proud to serve the county with an array of gardening services, including commercial, design and landscaping services.
To find out more about how our gardening services can help you or someone you know, call us on 0113 262 1214 or fill in our contact form and we would be delighted to help you.