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Jet stream changes course bringing UK warmer weather

18. July 2012

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Looks like the end of this week will see warmer weather heading to the UK as the  jet stream is likely to change course finally ending the UK’s spell of utterly miserable weather. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18868494 The UK is expected to experience drier and more normal weather patterns  next week after record summer rain fell over most […]

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RHS watering advice

5. July 2012

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RHS have produced this short video as the final episode of their National Gardening Week  series. Rebecca Bevan signs off with the art of watering your plants – rather simple advice but hopefully useful once it stops raining ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emM8MMK_SSA&feature=share

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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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Tropical Plants for summer gardening

27. June 2012

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Tropical Plants for summer gardening

After a miserable month of wet and cold weather, the UK is just starting to warm up with temperatures of 22 – 27c expected this week in London. Time to take advantage of all that rain and the muggy temperatures by transfering your garden into a tropical paradise for the next few months. In this […]

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Rio+20: Prince Charles in climate change warning

18. June 2012

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Prince Charles has become one of the UKs biggest champions of the environment .He takes every opportunity to express his concerns about climate change.Watch his latest speech to mark the opening of Rio+20 , the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in a few days. http://www.uncsd2012.org/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18479724 His concern for the effects of climate change […]

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Gardening in the rain

12. June 2012

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Flaming June is turning into Flooding June with 40 flood alerts across the country. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/12/flash-flood-warnings-southern-england?newsfeed=true Looks like June will become the wettest on record. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9327617/Britain-on-course-for-wettest-June-on-record.html The forecast is for even heavier down pours this Friday which means another wet and wild weekend in the garden.My suggestions is to stay positive, put on your wellies and […]

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Euro crisis and drought challenge Europe 2012

6. June 2012

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The Euro Crisis is not the only thing to be concerned about if you are living in Europe during 2012. Drought is causing serious problems for many countries. Large parts of Spain and Portugal are desperate for rain, after the driest Iberian winter in more than 70 years. Spain received less than 30 percent of its […]

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Climate Change Gardening plants

2. June 2012

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Climate Change Gardening plants

Climate Change Gardening aims to inspire anyone who grows their plants in a garden, patio, window box, grow-bag or even a pot to think about how plants are challenged by climate change. The Plant Lists on the Home Page provide suggestions of over 100  plants that survive well in our changing climate and offer a […]

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Jubilee Garden Parties

31. May 2012

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Jubilee Fever has hit the UK and over the long Bank Holiday weekend thousands of  garden parties will be taking place  all over the country. Gardeners will be putting on their best displays so if you are planning a party in your garden check out this website for some more ideas on how to make […]

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