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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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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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UK Green Economy Growing

27. May 2012

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Government figures show that the UK Green Economy grew £5.4bn in 2011. The Green goods and services sector is now valued at £122bn and employs almost one million people. The UK is expanding its green economy to secure a safer and more environmentally friendly future. This is also a great way to generate employment in […]

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