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The price of water?

12. November 2008

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What a weird world we now live in! Whilst the UK drowns in buckets of rain, it seems that Southern Australia has recently declared its worst drought on record. For the past decade, Australia has been experiencing very dry summers and many gardeners are feeling the strain as this extremely sad story reveals: Australia’s first […]

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Guardian highlights Global Gardening

7. August 2008

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Guardian highlights Global Gardening

The Guardian ran a story today about Professor Bob Watson, Defra’s Chief Advisor, warning that we should be prepared to adapt to a global temperature rise of 4c. The most interesting piece of this article for me is that the Guardian decided to lead with a picture and caption that sums up exactly what Global […]

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Australia feels the heat

9. June 2008

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Australia feels the heat

Australia has just experienced the driest May on record and the government is seriously concerned about water supplies. They issued a drought statement on 31st May which clearly explains how dire the water situation is http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/drought.shtml Presumably, plants like this native Bottle Brush are thriving in the drought? My blog is visited by many Australians […]

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Carbon Soil Issues

14. May 2008

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Yesterday I listened to the current Radio 4 series called A Sun Parched Country which tells how Australia is dealing with climate change and severe drought. This week’s programme told the fascinating story about Australian farmers locking up carbon in the atmosphere by fostering deep-rooted plant species on land used for agriculture. It explained how […]

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