How Britain’s gardeners are coping with hot summer

Thu, Aug 8, 2013

Climate Change, UK Climate Change

As UK summer temperatures stay high in the UK and gardens experience long sunny days with little rain there is much horticultural chat about the effects of this beautiful weather on UK gardens.

Leading garden designers have expressed their thoughts and experiences in this fascinating article about the weather and gardening. I like this quote best from Tom Coward Head gardener, Gravetye, Sussex:

“It’s a case of finding the positives. When it’s hot we worry about watering, but if it was bucketing down I’d be asking for more heat. You can’t change the weather, so there’s no point stressing about it.”


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