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House sales affected by rainwater?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

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If you want to make your house more attractive to buyers in the current market then try this idea: INSTALL A RAIN-WATER HARVESTING SYSTEM According to a UK survey, sponsored by Save the Rain a significant proportion of homeowners (1 in 3) would be more likely to buy a house if a rainwater harvesting system […]

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Rainwater is gold for gardeners

Thursday, August 4, 2011

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Rainwater is gold for gardeners

The rain has arrvied in buckets loads today with most parts of the UK receiving heavy downpours consistent with the humid sunny weather of the past few days. Summer gardening in the UK is increasingly becoming a battleground.Long periods of drought makes the ground very hard which means that when the rain does finally arrive, this precious “gold” liquid often runs off […]

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Rain arrives but not for Spain

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Rain arrives but not for Spain

The rain finally arrived in the SE of England last night after almost a month of drought. As I sit writing this blog there is a sheet of very heavy rain refreshing all my plants and no doubt bringing sighs of relief from gardeners everywhere. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/7884027/Heatwave-at-an-end-as-rain-arrives.html Heavy rain is great for filling water butts – […]

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Sun then rain offers silver lining

Monday, April 27, 2009

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Sun then rain offers silver lining

Yesterday, I visited a glorious garden near Lewes in East Sussex where the blossom on the trees looked simply stunning in the sunshine – it was truly magical as you can see from my photo above.This was the culmination of 10 days of truly spectacular weather with temperatures reaching 19c and literally no rain. Today, […]

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Rainwater Harvesting means business

Sunday, March 15, 2009

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Thought I would continue with the issue of water conservation as I feel passionately about this subject. The Government has introduced more incentives for businesses to install Rainwater Harvesting systems . The message seems to be working as there are an increasing number of new buildings and rennovations using Rainwater Harvesting as an effective and […]

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Met Office to forecast rain much earlier

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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Met Office to forecast rain much earlier

With the UK at increasing risk of monsoon rainfall due to climate change, the Met Office is channelling a large proportion of its£10 million research programme in 2008 into finding ways of predicting extreme rainfall – this time last year the UK received the largest combined rainfall since records began in 1766. A new computer […]

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