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Work your Water Butt this winter

10. March 2013

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                                         How well do you work your butt? Your water butt that is… A survey 3 years ago by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust  found that nearly two thirds of gardeners said they had a water […]

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2012 wettest year on record?

28. December 2012

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A storm brewing in the Atlantic could bring up to two inches (50mm) of rain and 80mph winds in some areas of the UK this weekend. Provisional figures show that 1.8in (46mm) of rain is needed between 27 and 31 December for 2012 to be the wettest year on record for the UK. A new […]

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Rain and more rain

25. September 2012

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Torrential rain and  high winds continue to hit the UK . My garden is full of broken branches and soggy ground – amazing how quickly it has passed from late summer glory to total devastation.How is your garden looking this morning? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9562418/Torrential-rain-70mph-winds-and-flood-warnings-as-gales-hit-Britain.html Definitely time to fit a water butt .Check out these websites for advice […]

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Buy water butts

5. July 2012

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Buy water butts

Capture some of the heavy rain falling in the UK at the moment  by installing a water butt. You can buy water butts everywhere now – on line, in garden centres, supermarkets and even garages . There are many different types, shapes and sizes – try to buy water butts using re-cycled materials  if possible. […]

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Weather, climate and jet streams

29. April 2012

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Weather, climate and jet streams

What is going on with UK weather at the moment.The position of the jet stream is apparently responsibile for our very wet weather. http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/sunny-march-wet-april-how-the-jet-stream-is-partly-to-blame/ Are these movements of  the jet stream and the resulting extreme weather one of the results of climate change? http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ttv10.sci.ess.jet/ The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. […]

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Water butts to beat hose pipe ban

26. March 2012

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Water butts to beat hose pipe ban

It appears that sales of water butts have rocketed  in order to beat the hosepipe ban. Great news that people are thinking about collecting rain.! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9162888/Gardeners-rush-for-water-butts-ahead-of-hosepipe-ban.html Good also to think about what you plant this summer and choose drought tolerant plants to keep your garden looking good – with no rain or hose-pipes! http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=396  

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Drought suggests UK hosepipe ban

25. April 2011

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Drought suggests UK hosepipe ban

It has not rained on the South Coast for weeks – well not rain that makes a difference. My garden is now exceptionally dry which make digging and planting a real challenge -anyone else having the same  experience? England and Wales had their driest March in more than 60 years, with some parts of Cambridgeshire […]

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