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Trees for Cities

20. June 2012

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Trees for Cities

Interesting facts about trees from  the Arbor Day Foundation: * A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year. *A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs./year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings.” http://chemistry.about.com/od/environmentalchemistry/f/oxygen-produced-by-trees.htm […]

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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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Hose pipe ban lifted – what about leaks?

14. June 2012

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From today more than 15 million people in the south and east of England are able to fill paddling pools and water lawns now the hosepipe bans are lifted Three of the UK’s biggest water companies – Anglian Water, Southern Water and Thames Water have ended their restrictions. However, four companies – South East Water, […]

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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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European Monsoon

10. June 2012

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Why is UK  weather so bad in June 2012? After Britain basked in unseasonal warmth at the end of May, June got off to a terrible start with a series of Atlantic fronts sweeping in the wind and rain which hit the country throughout the week. The bad weather has been caused by the positioning […]

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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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Summer Forecast 2012

5. June 2012

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UK weather has been the usual mix of sunshine and showers so far this summer. Looks as though June will continue with this theme although July and August might be better. Gardeners will be hoping for some warmth to make their flowers bloom and their veggies ripen. http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=summer-forecast-2012;sess=

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Diamond Jubilee Woods

3. June 2012

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Locations for 60 new woods created to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee have been revealed by the Woodland Trust. Landowners across the UK have planted millions of trees to form the Diamond Woods – each at least 60 acres in size, the equivalent to 30 football pitches. Love for trees The Diamond Woods – made […]

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The Big Lunch

2. June 2012

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Whether it rains or not on Sunday thousands of people will be sitting down to share The Big Lunch. The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours in a […]

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Jubilee Weather rules the celebrations

2. June 2012

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Everything is set for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, including, sadly, some very English weather. The forecasters are predicting a 100 per cent chance of rain for Sunday’s signature event — a grand 1,000 vessel flotilla on the Thames, with Queen Elizabeth leading the way in a gilded Royal barge on a 10 kilometre procession down […]

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