Archive | July, 2008

The good guys – bees, butterflies and moths

30. July 2008

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Today was gloriously sunny and extremely hot – 30c by 2pm The butterflies adored the hot air and spent the day flitting from tree to plant to flower in the muggy atmosphere.There were not so many bees but the ones I noticed seemed healthy and were busy dipping into various plants completely covering themselves in […]

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Exotic Garden feels the heat

30. July 2008

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This picture of Will’s Giles front garden could easily be a scene from the Caribean – it is actually located in the centre of Norwich right next to office blocks, factories and within 500 yards of Delia Smith’s beloved Norwich Football Ground. Every inch of the garden is crammed with wonderful tropical and exotic species […]

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Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get!

12. July 2008

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Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get!

How apt these words from Robert Heinlein were today! Woke up to brilliant sunshine and temperatures of 20c but, as I took a train and carbon free boat ride to the Hampton Court Flower Show, the weather changed. Great big clouds moved across the sky casting a shadow over the 25 acre show ground. By […]

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Met Office highlights Climate Change at Hampton Court

7. July 2008

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The Met Office have published the following key facts about climate change and gardening . These support everything that I talk about on this blog and at http://www.globalgardening.org Faster: UK gardeners cut their lawns almost two weeks earlier than they did in 2001. Slower: The yield of fruit trees is reduced when the buds fail […]

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