Weather patterns are changing. Wetter and windier winters together with longer, drier summers, have now become part of our new norm. These increases in winter rainfall and hotter drier summers have an impact on our and many other gardens and like others, we are trying to evolve our ways of managing the Duncan Terrace & Colebrooke Row Gardens in ways that minimise their environmental impact. This includes planting shrubs and plants that are drought-tolerant and yet can survive the wet winters. We are getting help from lots of sources including the Cambridge Botanical Gardens and Beth Chatto.
Check out Climate Scientist Ed Hawkins’ warming stripes images: