Archive | July, 2010

Big Butterfly Count

30. July 2010

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Big Butterfly Count

The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping assess the health of our environment. The survey is being launched during 2010 to mark the International Year of Biodiversity.  Butterflies react very quickly to change in their environment which makes them excellent biodiversity indicators. Butterfly declines are an early warning for other wildlife […]

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National Garden Scheme arrives at Exotic Garden

29. July 2010

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This Sunday 1st August Will Giles is opening his garden for the National Garden scheme for the 21st year. Check out more at: http://www.exoticgarden.com/blog/

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Good Morning Glory

26. July 2010

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Good Morning Glory

Every day this summer  I  am greeted by these beautiful Morning Glory flowers in my garden. They only last 24 hours but are worth every minute before more beautiful blooms follow the next day. I planted the seeds back in March and the plants have done especially well this year because of the constant sunshine. […]

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Hottest year on record?

19. July 2010

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Hottest year on record?

http://vodpod.com/watch/4018941-2010-hottest-year-so-far-on-record http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/07/2010717132048381555.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/7895681/Worlds-hottest-year-on-record-expected.html http://climateprogress.org/2010/07/10/nasa-hottest-year-solar-minimum/ http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100716/wl_nm/us_weather_hottest_record http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/hottest-year-on-record/story-e6frg12c-1225892772028 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/World+simmers+hottest+year+record/3290162/story.html

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Climate change makes trees grow faster

19. July 2010

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Climate change makes trees grow faster

A recent study of trees in eastern America suggests that forests could be growing faster now than they were 200 years ago as a result of climate change.The trees appear to have accelerated growth rates due to longer growing seasons and higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The study in Maryland suggests that […]

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Rain arrives but not for Spain

13. July 2010

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Rain arrives but not for Spain

The rain finally arrived in the SE of England last night after almost a month of drought. As I sit writing this blog there is a sheet of very heavy rain refreshing all my plants and no doubt bringing sighs of relief from gardeners everywhere. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/7884027/Heatwave-at-an-end-as-rain-arrives.html Heavy rain is great for filling water butts – […]

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NW England endures hosepipe ban

10. July 2010

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NW England endures hosepipe ban

After the driest start to the year since 1929, the North West of England has a temporary hosepipe ban imposed since 6.00 am Friday, 9 July. Only half the average amount of rain has fallen in the North West in the last six months, so even though the area was flooded last year, reservoir levels […]

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Heatwave threatens America

10. July 2010

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Heatwave threatens America

The UK is not the only country feeling the heat at the moment. America is basking in record temperatures – particularly on the East Coast where it reached a staggering 38c degrees in Central Park, New York on 6th July. http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6247737-heatwave-threatens-eastern-america These temperatures are challenging American gardeners to think about the future effects of climate […]

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Brits face hottest weekend of 2010

10. July 2010

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Brits face hottest weekend of 2010

The UK is bracing itself for the hottest weekend of the year as parts of the country yesterday became officially classed as deserts.The Met Office has issued a health warning for East Anglia and the South East, where hot muggy weather is taking hold. Parched East Anglia and Essex are having such high temperatures and […]

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Met Office predicts future for UK drought

9. July 2010

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The Met Office has researched how climate change could affect the frequency of extreme droughts in the UK and found a range of possibilities.At the higher end, extreme droughts could happen once every decade — making them about 10 times more frequent than today.This has serious implications for how we use water in our homes […]

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