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Gardeners have already had a taste of what global warming could mean with heavy rainfall and summer drought and the impact on what we plant and how we maintain our gardens.
Green lawn man must have thought the world had ended, when told he would have to stop wasting water and couldn't stop his green lawn turning brown for a few weeks.
He's probably just as browned off now his lawn is under water.
If the scientists predicting climate change, with more rain and warmer weather are right, gardeners especially in the South east of England are in for an interesting time.
In recent years they seem to be spot on with drought orders and floods
But, is it global warming or could it be nothing to do with climate change? here are a few gardener's tips Just in case it is .
The effects of global warming look like they are going to be both good and bad for our gardens.
A short Winter with an early Spring will mean earlier spring bulb displays and deciduous trees coming into leaf a few weeks early, and good news for frost-tender plants. It could also make conditions for growing exotic fruits and sub-tropical plants, such as citrus and cannas easier. But increased rainfall will make growing Mediterranean species, like many herbs, which dislike water logging, more difficult.
Probably more serious though, that is until we learn to control it, would be the threat of climate change creating ideal conditions for garden pests like the lily beetle, rosemary beetle, berberis sawfly, red spider mite and new vine weevil species.
Fungal diseases would also thrive in the wet winter conditions changes in our climate could bring. Phytophthora is already bad news for some our historic yew hedges.
Lawns will be at risk from the red-thread (Laetisaria fuciformis) disease, which thrives in warm, wet conditions.
Something to think about
A warmer Britain will present both challenges and opportunities. If you are a believer, climate change is likely to lead to reduced frosts, earlier springs, higher average temperatures all year round, increased winter rainfall with flooding. Hotter, drier summers leading to drought.
Over the next 50 to 80 years, green lawn man could be particularly effected with the traditional British lawn become difficult and expensive to maintain. They may have to accept its going to turn brown in dry weather and back to green when it rains.
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