Climate change crops in Southern England

Predictions are in 50 years time that the countryside in parts of Southern England could resemble Tuscany or Provence, as the average mean temperature looks set to rise by 2c and average rainfall to http://www.greenhouse-warming.org.uk/12.php

Transformation is already in the air. Climate change crops are a reality in parts of South England:

* KENT is now as famous for its vineyards as its hop farms and orchards.

http://www.english-wine.com/content.html

* CORNWALL has Britain’s first tea plantation at Tregothnan estate  which also grows bananas and manuka honey

http://www.tregothnan.co.uk/creating-tregothnan-tea/p_308/

* DEVON is growing olives, apricots,alminds and pecans at Otter Farm run by Mark Diacono http://www.otterfarmblog.co.uk/2009/01/about-otter-farm.html

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Olive trees are now a common site in many UK gardens – they are low maintenance, evergreen and look great in a pot or border. Visit these sites to find out more or buy on-line:


http://www.eastofedenplants.co.uk/olive_guide.htm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3338573/The-olive-branches-out.html



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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Avis Says:

    Hi Debbie,
    Interesting to know that crops are being adjusted to fit the climate change cycle. I’ll stop by your blog often. Cheers!

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