Talking at the HTA Garden Futures conference, Dr Ross Cameron from the University of Sheffield explained how climate change would affect gardens between now and 2050.
According to Dr Cameron here are the predictions for changes in the weather between now and 2050:
- Warmer winters (+3 degrees C) and summers (+1 to +4 degrees C)
- More rain in the winter (+5% to +30%), less rain in the summer (-20% to -40%)
- More severe weather events such as heatwaves, droughts or rainstorms
- There will be fewer frosty mornings. The number of frosts has steadily declined since 1960.
- There will be no frosts in 100 years, except the odd extreme event, often out of season.
Read the full article to see what the impact on gardens will be.