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How fast does your grass grow?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

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The grass in my garden seems to be growing again now the days are slowly getting longer. Grass can grow 2-6 inches a month but this varies depending on the temperature, humidity, amount of day-light and type of grass. Climate Change is having an effect on English lawns .It important to think about how to […]

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The uncertain future for UK gardens

Monday, February 28, 2011

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   In 1992, Tom Clarke became an apprentice gardener with the National Trust. He was a bright student, but he didn’t want to be stuck in an office job:he wanted to use his hands, and he lived the outdoors.He didn’t know exactly what he woudl be doing at the age of 35, some 17 years […]

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Month by Month Lawn Calendar

Saturday, May 1, 2010

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Month by Month Lawn Calendar

This is the Global Gardening Lawn Calendar. Every month, I will post a short blog about how to manage your lawn at that time of year. The idea is to help you think about how much time and money your lawn takes to look after. 36% of gardeners report that their lawns grow all year […]

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Flower Power beats the gym

Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Its official. Gardening is good for you. It will rank alongside sport to meet a government target to make Britons more active ahead of the 2012 Olympics. The 2008/2009 Active People Survey is being conducted via a telephone poll of 18,000 Britons who will be interviewed about their physical activity – to register you have […]

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Lawn care tips

Monday, April 27, 2009

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Lawn care tips

The traditional lawn that is synonymous with lazy summer days in England is under attack. The main problem for lawns is that, due to our changing weather patterns, there is no longer the same predictable cycle that has helped lawns in the UK to establish over many centuries. In a recent survey by WRAP, 44% […]

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Met Office predictions for our lawns

Monday, April 27, 2009

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Met Office predictions for our lawns

Park the mower: climate change will kill off lawns The Met Office has issued this stark warning to the UK’s gardeners. Guy Barter, who oversees the RHS’s advisory service, suggested that lawns will become untenable in parts of southern England. The amount of water required to maintain the traditional green english lawn is unlikely to […]

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