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July 2013 third warmest since 1910, by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Met Office figures show that, with a mean temperature of 17 °C, July 2013 was the third warmest in the national record going back to 1910, behind 2006 (17.8 °C) and 1983 ( ... Read on »
Bumper fruit crop for UK gardens by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening A late autumn is set to bring a bumper crop of fruits and berries for wildlife in  UK gardens and countryside. Fruiting is expected to be delayed after a late spring ... Read on »
RHS highlights gardening and climate change by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Richard Bisgrove is Senior Lecturer in Landscape Management at the University of Reading .He has written this excellent article for the RHS website about climate ch ... Read on »
How Britain’s gardeners are coping with hot summer by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening 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 bea ... Read on »
Summer solar power by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   This wonderfully warm UK summer is not just a  great boost for our gardens but  the solar power market is really heating up. Long sunny spells and a surge ... Read on »
Gardening in UK’s changing climate by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Summer 2013 is proving to be as big a challenge for gardeners after one of the longest winters on record that they have just experienced. The Met Office reports ... Read on »
Climate change seeds saved for future crops by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening An international operation has been launched to save seeds from wild plants which scientists believe will be crucial in protecting crops from the potentially devast ... Read on »
Heatwave and drought challenge flora & wildlife by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening While many of us are enjoying the heatwave, naturalists have urged the British public to help  wildlife  struggling to survive as  water  and food supplies have dwindled i ... Read on »
Driest July since records began by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Britain is sizzling! Everywhere is feeling the heat and the country is officially having a heatwave as it has experienced a full week of temperatures over 30c. ... Read on »
Heatwave gardening by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening With the UK currently experiencing its hottest July for many many years there is increased pressure on our gardens to suvive the extreme temperatures that have reached up ... Read on »
Ecover showcases sustainable plastics at RHS Hampton Court Show by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Research from the Marine Conservation Society reveals that plastic debris accounts for almost 60 per cent of all litter found on UK beaches, and the UN Environmenta ... Read on »
Hottest day of year – great for gardeners and tennis by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Britain is preparing itself for the hottest weather of the year, with tennis fans and players set for sweltering conditions at the Wimbledon finals. The warm w ... Read on »
Weather and gardening by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Weather has to be the most crucial factor when it comes to growing plants in any garden wherever you live in the world. Most visitors to this blog come from America and th ... Read on »
Obama tackles climate change by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening President Obama has raised dealing with the effects of climate change to the top of the USA political agenda. Although he is expected to face severe opposition from the Re ... Read on »
Ten years of bad summers by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Britain has a higher chance of wet summers for the next ten years, the Met Office has predicted. Predictions are that more rain and wind over the next few “sum ... Read on »
Climate Change Gardening 2013 and beyond? by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Climate Gardens has ambitious plans to help our gardens and green spaces adapt to uncertain future. Please contact me at climategardens.deborah@gmail.com  if you wa ... Read on »
Seasons and climate change by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Weather and climate experts from across the UK came together at the Met Office’s HQ in Exeter  for a workshop to discuss the recent run of unusual seasons in Europe. ... Read on »
National Gardens Festival Weekend 2013 by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Private gardens across England and Wales will open their gates to the public during 15-16 June for the first ever National Gardens Festival Weekend Which ... Read on »
Floating Garden for new Thames Bridge by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening                   The latest architectural enhancement planned for London looks like it will make gardening main”stream” and bri ... Read on »
British Monsoon season by Debbie Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening After just a week of dry and sunny weather, the UK has slipped into another cycle of windy, wet and unpredictable weather for the summer. With Mid Summers Day just a ... Read on »