April 30, 2017
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has just published their report on ‘Gardening in a Changing Climate’, which covers many aspects in considerable technical detail, all fully referenced. Very interesting, with a lot of useful advice, particularly in the section ‘Garden management and design within a changing climate’. It can be downloaded free of charge here https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/pdf/RHS-Gardening-in-a-Changing-Climate-Report.
They also have a simpler guide at https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/gardening-in-a-changing-world, which covers many of the topics that guide the way we manage these Memorial Gardens, such as using (less) water, and avoiding the use of peat. There’s also a section on how you can recognise waterlogging and flooding in your garden, though as we’ve only had one short shower since 22 March, that’s not our problem here at the moment!