Plant sales down 30%

Thu, May 10, 2012

Climate Change, UK Climate Change

This cold rainy weather is not good news for garden centres and plant sales.

The Garden Centre Association says sales of plants are currently down 30%, with would-be gardeners forced to stare out of their windows instead of getting their hands muddy.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/shortcuts/2012/may/06/bad-weather-green-shoots-growth

Looks like the wet weather will stay for most of this month – where are those darling buds of May?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/09/wet-weather-no-end-in-sight?newsfeed=true.

I did venture to the garden centre to buy  Rain Daisies in the hope they might chase the rain away and bring out the sunshine  – it worked for an hour but back to wind and rain for rest of the week I believe.

 

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