Greenhouse enthusiasts might be interested to learn that amateur gardening is considered a long term commitment, according to an expert.
No matter how low-maintenance the plot, gardening still takes up a lot of time, the editor of Amateur Gardening Tim Rumball claimed.
Mr Rumball said that gardeners should look to be working in the garden at least once a week.
"There are all sorts of plants that require very little input and give a very good output, but whatever you are doing, the problem with gardening is that it is a long-term thing," he added.
He also suggested that it is vital for any gardeners growing vegetables to spend time trying to spot pests and diseases, which can destroy vegetables and in turn waste the time spent planting them.
This guidance comes a few days before the National Gardening Show, which is being held at the Royal Bath & West Showground from September 2nd-4th.