Climate change set to affect gardeners

In the same week that it was announced that scientists in Denmark have called an emergency climate change summit, gardeners have been warned that it may be time to start preparing for changing conditions.

A Farming Futures study revealed that some growers are already aware of the need to adjust for climate change, while some have yet to consider the fact.

The variety of food and plants grown both in the garden and in the greenhouse could change over the next ten years if the climate continues to heat up, according to Horticulture Week.

Figures from the study show that 65 per cent of north-west growers predict that climate change will begin to affect them within the next decade.

However, one in five (18 per cent) of growers from the south-east believe that global warming could bring more opportunities than risks for their business.

A free workshop on the subject is set to be held in Clanfield, Oxfordshire on February 11th where gardeners can meet and discuss climate change.

Meanwhile, voting has begun on the garden photographer of the year, according to the Metro.