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Rain arrives but not for Spain

13. July 2010

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Rain arrives but not for Spain

The rain finally arrived in the SE of England last night after almost a month of drought. As I sit writing this blog there is a sheet of very heavy rain refreshing all my plants and no doubt bringing sighs of relief from gardeners everywhere. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/7884027/Heatwave-at-an-end-as-rain-arrives.html Heavy rain is great for filling water butts – […]

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Rainwater harvesting – Indian style

25. May 2009

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Rainwater harvesting – Indian style

If climate change means more monsoon style rain then rainwater harvesting will need to become part of everyday life. This amazing video shot in India sums up the simplicity of rainwater harvesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWnhYIIKY0U We need to harvest rain for our gardens but in India the rain provides food needed to survive. Find more info and […]

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Sun then rain offers silver lining

27. April 2009

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Sun then rain offers silver lining

Yesterday, I visited a glorious garden near Lewes in East Sussex where the blossom on the trees looked simply stunning in the sunshine – it was truly magical as you can see from my photo above.This was the culmination of 10 days of truly spectacular weather with temperatures reaching 19c and literally no rain. Today, […]

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Rainwater Harvesting means business

15. March 2009

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Thought I would continue with the issue of water conservation as I feel passionately about this subject. The Government has introduced more incentives for businesses to install Rainwater Harvesting systems . The message seems to be working as there are an increasing number of new buildings and rennovations using Rainwater Harvesting as an effective and […]

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Met Office to forecast rain much earlier

18. June 2008

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Met Office to forecast rain much earlier

With the UK at increasing risk of monsoon rainfall due to climate change, the Met Office is channelling a large proportion of its£10 million research programme in 2008 into finding ways of predicting extreme rainfall – this time last year the UK received the largest combined rainfall since records began in 1766. A new computer […]

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