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How to create a micro-climate in your garden

2. August 2016

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Growing bananas in the UK certainly takes on new heights when you see what a micro climate can produce. These 20 year old gigantic banana plants  remain outside in The Exotic Garden in Norwich during UK winters although, when the temperatures really drop, they are protected with fleece and straw. What exactly is a micro climate? A […]

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Climate Change transforming British wine

8. May 2013

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The average temperature in Sussex is a degree warmer than it was for most of the 20th century, with practical implications for the region’s vineyards. However, anyone who thinks that climate change will provide a simple good news story for English wine-lovers may be deluding themselves. In England, depending on what happens to the gulf […]

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RHS updates hardiness rating system

10. February 2013

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The RHS is helping gardeners to adapt to our weird weather and the lower temperatures now experienced each winter. The Society has introduced a new, improved hardiness rating system to give gardeners a clearer idea of the temperatures specific plants can tolerate. The seven-rating system will replace the current four-step scale, which was developed in the 1960s, […]

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Snow in a warming world?

10. February 2013

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  As the UK and USA experience more winter snow its important to understand that this is linked to our changing climate. http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/02/blizzard-climate-connection This has serious consequences for our planet, especially the hardiness of many plants which are increasingly being challenged http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardiness_zone

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New USA Hardiness Zone Map reflects warmer climate

27. January 2012

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At last Americas 82 million gardeners can now use accurate climate information to select the plants they will grow. Launched on 25th January 2012, the new Arbor Day.org Hardiness Zone Map separates America  into ten different temperature zones  and reflects that many areas have become warmer since 1990 when the last USDA hardiness zone map was published. Significant portions […]

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