So, are you one of the millions who can't afford - or choose not - to buy your own property? If you love your outdoor space, it may be time to consider how to move your garden.
With nearly 50% of householders aged 25 to 35 renting a property, and an increasing number of landlords paving over gardens to make them 'no maintenance', taking your garden with you is a concept many of us might consider.
It's a theme adopted by acclaimed garden designer Tanya Batkin, who will be showing her 'Moveable Feast Garden' at the new RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show in Derbyshire from June 7-11.
Her show garden is made up of a series of brightly coloured wooden planters in palette and half-palette sizes. They are all on wheels, she points out, so easy to move.
'Rent generation' gardeners can buy wheeled stands and trolleys with which to move all manner of containers. There are many portable compost bins on the market - some of which are available free through local authorities - as well as lighter, resin-based containers, self-contained, easy-to-move water features and stick-in-the-ground solar lighting.
Here are some of Batkin's tips to help the 'generation rent' maintain and move their gardens:
1. On the move…
If you have large plants or shrubs, gently contain wayward stems with strips of hessian to reduce damage during your move.
Don't water your pots the night before the move, which will just increase their weight.
Nobody likes carrying soggy pots. If you are moving yourself, it's worth investing in, or hiring, a sack truck for the bigger pots.
2. Once you’ve moved
If you're going to make a container garden, bigger is always better.
One large pot or a group of three medium-sized pots make a bolder statement than 15 little pots.
Check drainage holes are big, as small ones tend to clog up with compost.
Place crocks or broken tiles in the bottom to aid drainage.
The bigger the pot, the less you have to water in summer and grouping them together creates a mini microclimate helping trap humidity.
Mediterranean plants like lavender hate sitting in winter wet, so add grit to your mix to make it more free draining.
Moisture lovers and larger shrubs such as salix, hydrangeas and some ferns will benefit if you add loam to your compost, to help retain moisture and nutrients through the season.
Acid lovers such as blueberries or azaleas require ericaceous compost.
4. Planting schemes
Flowers are fabulous, but think about the foliage too, an interesting mix of forms and leaves will add an extra layer of interest to your containers.
Layer your planting by adding summer or spring bulbs to the pot first and they will add interest through the year.
Have you ever taken plants with you when you moved? Let us know in the Comments section below.