Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:17
Jimmy..........I think Mike was simply saying that given the changes in weather patterns, etc. ( noticeable to many gardeners even in the last 20 years or so ), the "old" rules about when and how to do many gardening jobs don't necessarily apply now. Most gardeners have always used their instinct along with the proven methods and will continue to do so.
Climate change/Global warming or however you wish to describe it is a contentious issue for many...........scientific evidence is still coming to the fore ..........whether we choose to accept or not is plainly up to us. Statistics can always be manipulated to prove or disprove a theory. However, in my experience, the weather patterns are very definitely changing and so a different approach to dealing with what is happening in your garden is a sensible and valid suggestion.
I don't think Mike was trying to make a political point.......just suggesting that we "go with the flow" so to speak