Please forgive my bluntness etc.
Whatever induced your goodself, or another, to come up with this survey?
From my brief association with 'My Garden' In truth. I have found it interesting. I am 72 yrs of age. Since the last moments of WW2 I have been gardening. I have also been a police officer, but horticulture has been my lifelong persuit. One never stops learning, and even as a retired professional, I am not ashamed to admit that,so much can be learned from the basic gardener.
The forum, 'My Garden'. Please ladies. Don't misinterpret this. Yes. I have found that most of the contributions are from the preetiest and most attractive of our species. [How's that for a bit of flattery?] No. In all honesty. There are so many genuine questions posed. What's this? Should it be like this? Pesonally I have always found it of extreme importance when studying or persuing a particular interest. That personal research etc, so much, adds to to flavour, if you like. Of the search. Obviously, not wishing to offend any member/contributor. Sometimes the forum does, teter on the borders of Mrs Dales Diary.
Notwithstanding that the RHS is and continues to be a charity, and in the words of Lord Aberconway. To futher and encourage interest etc in horticulture. All contributions are most valid and accepted.
Why the backroom boffins needed to pose this survey. IMHO. It just gave them something to do.
Please one and all. Let's continue to enjoy our gardens, large or small. Please remember. The interest is in the flora, NOT the personalities.
Boffins. Leave well alone. Please.