Life Gardens

Saturday 15 December 2018

Brittle truth about drying out in the long drought 

Much damage has been done to plants by the severe and ongoing drought. Drought conditions still persist over some parts of the country. Most areas have had some rain, but none, or only light showers, has fallen in some areas, especially in the east. The rain has not gone down more than a few centimetres and there is a deficit of a month's normal rainfall generally. The sight of some mature trees, usually beech or birch, turning brown and the leaves withering is a once-in-a-generation event. Many thousands of roadside and...

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