British Summer Time is upon us, and all over the UK people are sprucing up their herbaceous borders and shelling out for new gardening equipment.
Unfortunately, this green-fingered activity triggers a flowering of criminal activity, too. According to research by Halifax Home Insurance, garden theft increases by 63% during the summer months.
And we're not talking about a couple of plastic plant pots, here; a study by Saga found that the average cost of replacing items stolen from gardens is £378 - almost as much as the average damage costs from floods (£391).
In total, the average contents of the average garden are worth an enormous £1,237.* Despite this, more than half of us have never checked whether our home insurance actually covers the contents of our garden.
(Reproduced from lovemoney.com)
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