• Growing pains: how the climate crisis is changing British gardens

    7 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Across Britain, gardeners are facing the challenges of an unstable climate: extreme weather, unpredictability and prospering pests - and trying a range of solutions to cope On a dank day in January, a small slice of Walsall is blooming. Marie and Tony Newton's back garden is filled with summery colour: miniature mauve cyclamens, frilly red camellias, graceful hellebores, seasonal snowdrops and the bright green sheaths of bulbs promising more flowers to come. A few winters back, their first daffodil bloomed on Boxing Day. “It's basically chaotic,” says Tony of the new climatic normal. “It's...
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