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Rainwater harvesting – Indian style

25. May 2009

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Rainwater harvesting – Indian style

If climate change means more monsoon style rain then rainwater harvesting will need to become part of everyday life. This amazing video shot in India sums up the simplicity of rainwater harvesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWnhYIIKY0U We need to harvest rain for our gardens but in India the rain provides food needed to survive. Find more info and […]

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Whats with the climate?

27. April 2009

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Whats with the climate?

If British gardeners think they have problems with climate change – read about how a country with over a billion population is dealing with this major issue? India has major climatical issues that are highlighted by this excellent site: http://www.whatswiththeclimate.org/ It is childen like these in Calcutta that will inherit the legacy of climate change […]

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Freaky weather leaves fruit bowl bitter in Southern India

30. December 2008

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Freaky weather leaves fruit bowl bitter in Southern India

I have been contacted by a journalist from the online version of The Hindu – India’s national newspaper. Sudhi read my previous blog about the environmental issues facing Kerala and kindly sent me an interesting piece he wrote about how climate change is affecting the growth of fruit and vegetables in Kerala. Its a similar […]

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Kerala facing up to environmental and economic issues

28. December 2008

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Kerala facing up to environmental and economic issues

I took this picture a week ago in Fort Cochin, Kerala. If you have visited this busy port and spice centre, you cannot fail to have noticed the gigantic trunks of these simply beautiful Rain Trees that line the main square, just across from the famous Chinese fishng nets. They are a reminder of Cochin’s […]

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Gardening – Indian Style

9. December 2008

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Gardening – Indian Style

There was not much time to think about gardening or writing my blog whilst I was travelling through big cities such as Calcutta and Hyderabad.I did manage to find some gardening activity in our hotel in Chennai where the obsession with a neat and tidy and lawn appeared worse than the UK. I noticed a lady […]

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Indian fruit and spice

13. June 2008

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I feel slightly pathetic when I moan about the snails and slugs eating my oriental salad leaves. This is hardly a major problem compared to parts of the world where local people depend on regular crop harvests for their day to day survival. This week the Times reported about the implication of climate change for […]

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