Archive | June, 2013

Obama tackles climate change

26. June 2013

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President Obama has raised dealing with the effects of climate change to the top of the USA political agenda. Although he is expected to face severe opposition from the Republican Party, the President has clearly stated that he believes America has a moral obligation to tackle carbon pollution for the sake of our children’s future. […]

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Ten years of bad summers

23. June 2013

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Britain has a higher chance of wet summers for the next ten years, the Met Office has predicted. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10128658/Run-of-wet-summers-could-last-another-10-years.html Predictions are that more rain and wind over the next few “summer” months suggests that the 2013 British summer will be another wash out  for UK gardeners and gardens. Six of the last seven summers have […]

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Jet stream and climate changes

19. June 2013

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Weather and climate experts from across the UK came together at the Met Office’s HQ in Exeter  for a workshop to discuss the recent run of unusual seasons in Europe. Professor Stephen Belcher, Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre and chair of the meeting, said: “Ultimately what we’ve seen in each of these seasons is […]

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National Gardens Festival Weekend 2013

15. June 2013

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Private gardens across England and Wales will open their gates to the public during 15-16 June for the first ever National Gardens Festival Weekend Which garden will YOU be visiting this weekend?  www.ngs.org.uk/festivalmap2013.htm   Set to be the largest garden visiting event in history, with 800 openings planned over the two days, the Festival is being organised by […]

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Floating Garden for new Thames Bridge

14. June 2013

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                  The latest architectural enhancement planned for London looks like it will make gardening main”stream” and bring  even more greeness to the City. A stunning new bridge across the Thames could appear in the capital  if designs from the man who brought us the London 2012 Olympic […]

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British Monsoon season

13. June 2013

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After just a week of dry and sunny weather, the UK has slipped into another cycle of windy, wet and unpredictable weather for the summer. With Mid Summers Day just a few days away gardeners are becoming increasingly concerned that  long balmy days of sunshine and light are just not going to happen in 2013 […]

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Climate Change Gardening – what interests you?

13. June 2013

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Climate Change Gardening – what interests you?

Tell us more about your interest in how to garden in a changing climate Visit the Climate Gardens  survey to explain how you garden and what services you might use on the internet as our climate becomes more unpredictable and the seasons confused. There are just 10 simple questions and it shouldn’t take more than […]

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Grass free lawn in London park

11. June 2013

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The desire for a perfect weed free lawn is no longer set to be the ultimate garden statement. The latest trend in the garden is to use flowers and herbs to “bee” more environmentally friendly. One example of this is a beautiful floral, scented lawn, just planted in a west London park which is providing […]

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