Archive | January, 2013

Australian heatwave linked to climate change?

18. January 2013

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With temperatures in Sydney currently reaching record highs of almost 46c, a major debate is running about why this is happening and if it is now part of the pattern of extreme weather associated with climate change. Australians are used to extremes but research suggests that the number of extreme weather events and the range […]

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Met Office and weird weather effects on gardens

18. January 2013

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Waking up to snow this morning in South East England and reading  yesterday that Sydney experienced its hottest day on record with temperatures reaching nearly 46C . Surely this proves  that our weather is seriously shifting as a result of climate change? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21072347 http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/ Read what predictions the Met Office are making about the effect […]

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Why save water?

12. January 2013

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Why save water?

Here are some key facts about the value of water for the UK : * London is drier than Istanbul and SE England has less water available per person than Sudan or Syria. * The UK has less available water per person than most other European countries * Each person in the UK uses 150 […]

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Is our weather getting worse?

5. January 2013

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  2012 was the second wettest year on record in the UK and the wettest ever in England according to the Met Office. The downpours that caused more than 8,000 UK homes and businesses to suffer flooding led to a total of 1,330.7mm of rain for the year, just 6.6mm short of the wettest UK year recorded in 2000 (1337.3mm). […]

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2013 Gardens back to the future

2. January 2013

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Inspiration for our gardens comes from many places – garden designers or books, a TV programme, a neighbour or an idea we  might see at RHS Chelsea. Award-winning Chelsea stalwart Roger Platts, who is designing the M&G show garden at the RHS 2013 Show, Windows Through Time, is aiming to capture the design trends and […]

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Transition time in 2013

1. January 2013

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Happy 2013 to all my visitors and visitors to be! My first blog this year is about  transition and the power of change. Everyone experiences change at some point in their lives – it can expand and enhance our  hopes and ambitions. Change in our gardens is also a never ending cycle .It constantly brings […]

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