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How Britain’s gardeners are coping with hot summer

8. August 2013

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As UK summer temperatures stay high in the UK and gardens experience long sunny days with little rain there is much horticultural chat about the effects of this beautiful weather on UK gardens. Leading garden designers have expressed their thoughts and experiences in this fascinating article about the weather and gardening. I like this quote […]

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Summer solar power

5. August 2013

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  This wonderfully warm UK summer is not just a  great boost for our gardens but  the solar power market is really heating up. Long sunny spells and a surge in people installing PV panels has resulted in record level of solar power generation. The Met Office said it was too early to say whether […]

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Climate change seeds saved for future crops

23. July 2013

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An international operation has been launched to save seeds from wild plants which scientists believe will be crucial in protecting crops from the potentially devastating impact of climate change. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23410177?print=true How best to feed a growing population in a changing climate is fiercely debated with many new and emerging research fields hoping to provide a […]

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Heatwave and drought challenge flora & wildlife

20. July 2013

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While many of us are enjoying the heatwave, naturalists have urged the British public to help wildlife struggling to survive as water and food supplies have dwindled in the heat. After six consecutive days of 30C-plus temperatures and with rainfall at only around 15% of average monthly totals so far, wardens at The Lodge in Sandy, an RSPB nature […]

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Driest July since records began

19. July 2013

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Britain is sizzling! Everywhere is feeling the heat and the country is officially having a heatwave as it has experienced a full week of temperatures over 30c. The World Meteorological Organization’s definition of a heatwave is when temperatures are over 5C (9F) above average for five days in a row After a washout summer in […]

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Heatwave gardening

18. July 2013

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With the UK currently experiencing its hottest July for many many years there is increased pressure on our gardens to suvive the extreme temperatures that have reached up to 33c in some areas of UK. Lawns are really struggling in the exceptionally dry weather but it is important to remember that they will survive and […]

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Hottest day of year – great for gardeners and tennis

7. July 2013

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Forecasters predict 30C in London and South East today. Britain is preparing itself for the hottest weather of the year, with tennis fans and players set for sweltering conditions at the Wimbledon finals. The warm weather is expected to continue for between seven to 10 days, according to the Met Office as the current high […]

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Ten years of bad summers

23. June 2013

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Britain has a higher chance of wet summers for the next ten years, the Met Office has predicted. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10128658/Run-of-wet-summers-could-last-another-10-years.html Predictions are that more rain and wind over the next few “summer” months suggests that the 2013 British summer will be another wash out  for UK gardeners and gardens. Six of the last seven summers have […]

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Jet stream and climate changes

19. June 2013

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Weather and climate experts from across the UK came together at the Met Office’s HQ in Exeter  for a workshop to discuss the recent run of unusual seasons in Europe. Professor Stephen Belcher, Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre and chair of the meeting, said: “Ultimately what we’ve seen in each of these seasons is […]

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Floating Garden for new Thames Bridge

14. June 2013

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                  The latest architectural enhancement planned for London looks like it will make gardening main”stream” and bring  even more greeness to the City. A stunning new bridge across the Thames could appear in the capital  if designs from the man who brought us the London 2012 Olympic […]

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