Archive | July, 2012

Buy water butts

5. July 2012


Buy water butts

Capture some of the heavy rain falling in the UK at the moment  by installing a water butt. You can buy water butts everywhere now – on line, in garden centres, supermarkets and even garages . There are many different types, shapes and sizes – try to buy water butts using re-cycled materials  if possible. […]

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Hampton Court Flower Show hosts Urban Oasis

3. July 2012

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Today was the first day of the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show and this year the idea of comunity gardening takes centre stage. Urban Oasis brings to life the many ways inner-city gardeners come together to transform neighbourhoods. Created by environmental charities the RHS and Groundwork, and sponsored by Marks & Spencer, it guides visitors through […]

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Wettest June since 1910

2. July 2012

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Provisional Met Office figures for June show double the average amount of rain has fallen, making it the wettest June since records began in 1910. June was also the second dullest on record with 119.2 hours of sunshine – the record of 115.4 hours was in 1987. Total UK rainfall was 145.3mm – more than […]

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