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Action ideas[]

Water efficiency for UK gardeners[]

  • Use water butts and watering cans
  • Avoid cutting lawns too short
  • Check outdoor taps, pipes and plumbing fixtures for leaks
  • Water the roots and soil around plants rather than spraying leaves and flowers
  • Use mulch on garden, for example from a compost heap
  • Choose drought resistant bedding and perennial plants like marigolds, petunias or geraniums.
  • Think about trees that will thrive in Britain’s future climate. Silver maple and black cherry trees thrive in warmth. Sycamore, yew and magnolia are resistant to storm damage.

Resources[]

Growing and gardening - personal options - your questions[]

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References

  • The quintessential English garden and lawn is under threat from climate change, Defra, 12 September 2006
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