Drought extends over UK

Drought zones are official in a further 17 English counties, as a warning came that water shortages could last until Christmas 2012.

The Environment Agency declared drought zones in the following additional English counties :

West Midlands
South Gloucestershire
Parts of Hampshire
Most of Wiltshire

Gardeners are being asked to use water more wisely in the garden  – but this is not just for 2012 !

Unpredictable weather is bringing new challenges to all of our gardens.We need to adapt  as weather patterns shift and our seasons become confused as a result of changes to our climate.

Gardening in the Global Greenhouse is the future for the 26million parks and gardens which make the UK such a green and pleasant land.



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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Frankie Dawson Says:

    Thanks for the tips in helping us adjust to the climate change – I’ve been reading through the blog as I’ve been a little worried due to the drought and how it’s going to affect us all?

  2. [email protected] Says:

    The widespread drought conditions are starting to look very worrying. Our area is now under a hosepipe ban, and much of the rest of the country looks like its heading that way.

    Its strange to hear about drought when we are in the midst of the April showers!