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Bluebells flower early in 2014

23. April 2014

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The rising temperatures of climate change mean spring is arriving earlier in the UK. British flowers came out two to 12 days earlier in the past 25 years than in any previous quarter-century , and the seasonal timing of reproduction has shifted forward by about 11 days between 1976 and 2005, previous research has shown. Bluebells in particular are flowering earlier […]

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RHS gardens in a changing climate

7. April 2014

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                                                On April 1st I attended the RHS Spring Fair in London on a beautiful sunny day.  The blossom was out and the warm sunshine helped everyone think that the heavy downpours of […]

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Gardens by the Bay volunteering

24. February 2014

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I have just returned from an amazing horticultural experience in Singapore where I explored how this thriving city is greening its buildings and bringing the beauty and power of plants to Gardens by the Bay. Read what I said about volunteering at this futuristic garden and follow this blog for more updates on Singapore’s beautiful […]

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Greening of Singapore

22. January 2014

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Environmental gardening in Singapore

19. January 2014

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Singapore is a city full of cutting edge design and horticultural delights with a unique and inspirational 101 acre park called Gardens by the Bay which opened in 2012. I am very excited to be volunteering in this amazing environmental space. Gardens by the Bay offers a cloud forest, heritage gardens, cool conservatories, tropical flowers, […]

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Extreme UK weather greets 2014

5. January 2014

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Only 5 days into 2014 and the weather again delivers some extreme events. No matter how much we think that we can control our environment it is and always will be at the mercy of Mother Nature.Increasingly so as climate change makes periods of  extreme and weird weather occur more frequently. The Met Office reports […]

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Mild UK autumn weather changes

17. November 2013

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It has been a glorious and almost never ending  Autumn with temperatures remaining roughly one degree higher than normal. Walking through Green Park in London I noticed that many trees still have very green leaves. Nature  paints a beautiful picture in Autumn and it has been wonderful to enjoy the sun and mild weather well […]

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October warmth good for flowers and trees

3. November 2013

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No sign of Mr Frost as yet here in Southern UK .Early statistics for October up to the 28th of the month suggest this October is likely to be one of the warmest in records dating back to 1910. Many  flowers have continued to bloom and my garden is  full of some beautiful flowers enjoying the […]

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Worst weather since 1987 storm

26. October 2013

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  Weather forecasters are warning of stormy conditions in England and Wales on Sunday night and Monday even though today has been an amazing warm and sunny day here on the south coast. Many flowers are having a late flowering including these roses which seem to think it is mid summer still with their full […]

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Wild about gardens

24. October 2013

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Friday 25th October sees the launch of  Wild About Gardens – a joint initiative by the RHS and The Wildlife Trust to encourage people to support local biodiversity in their gardens. In May, the State of Nature report, compiled by 25 wildlife organisations, found that 60 percent of the 3,148 UK animal and plant species assessed have […]

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