How to garden in a changing climate

6. July 2020

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How to garden in a changing climate

Gardeners are at the front line of the battle to adapt our gardens and green spaces as the weather continues to change as predicted by the Met Office. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate-guide/climate-change . Here are some simple tips you can follow to help your garden thrive in a changing climate: Choose wind and drought tolerant plants such as geranium, […]

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Gardeners key to observing climate change

6. July 2020

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Gardeners key to observing climate change

Did you know that almost 50% of UK adults are engaged in gardening? Or that domestic gardens account for nearly 25% of urban space? Or that garden soils store almost 25% more carbon per unit area than arable soils?  All of this means that gardeners are well placed to notice and understand the effects of climate […]

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How your garden can help beat climate change

2. July 2020

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How your garden can help beat climate change

You may have noticed that our seasons are becoming confused and increasingly unpredictable. If you have a garden you will regularly observe the effects of unseasonal and extreme weather on plants and wildlife. The good news is that your garden can help to combat these changes – particularly if they are in the city as […]

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11. June 2020

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Covid19 & Climate Crisis deliver new garden delights and challenges

Growing a garden in the current pandemic is the “new normal”. All over the globe, individuals have woken up to the joy of their personal green spaces during lock down. It has became obvious that our gardens and green spaces connect us to own piece of nature, revealing much about the wildlife and biodiversity that […]

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6. July 2020

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Masks and canaries in our gardens?

Hello Climate Gardeners Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are experiencing joy and peace in your gardens during these challenging days, as we change to a new way of living in the post pandemic society. As gardeners, we are blessed to connect with nature on a daily basis which lifts our spirits. […]

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1. July 2020

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Climate change gardening

Climate change gardening

  The original inspiration for my websites about climate change gardening came from an impressive document produced in 2002 by the Royal Horticultural Society,the National Trust, English Heritage, the UK Climate Impacts programme and other environmental /horticultural organisations. Entitled ” Gardening in the Global Greenhouse, the impact of climate change on our gardens”, it clearly […]

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10. May 2020

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Greener Gardening for the Planet

Greener Gardening for the Planet

Here are some of the garden views that provide my inspiration to write this blog  – depending on the seasons and the weather of course which is now even more unpredictable.         My garden is just one of the places I observe our increasingly unpredictable weather and find inspiration to write about […]

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8. May 2020

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RHS Gardening in a changing climate

A report was launched in 2017 by the RHS to help gardeners to adapt to climate change as the seasons shift and UK weather becomes more extreme. The report was written in collaboration with researchers from the University of Sheffield and University of Reading. The report presented the results of an extensive survey of amateur […]

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