14. May 2016

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Gardening in a warming climate

To date global temperatures for each month in 2016 have been getting hotter. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/15/march-temperature-smashes-100-year-global-record Predictions are that 2016 will break even more records than 2015 which was the hottest year ever recorded according to NASA.To say that 2015 was hot is actually an understatement. The average recorded temperature across the surface of the planet was […]

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12. May 2016

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Climate change affecting seasons

A report published by the University of Southampton confirms that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later and Spring is starting earlier in the northern hemisphere. This has huge implications for UK , European and USA gardeners. The project was led by University of Southampton Professor of Geography Peter Atkinson, who worked […]

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10. May 2016

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Do UK gardeners believe in climate change?

Gardeners are probably best placed to notice and understand the effects of climate change. Their plants are affected by whatever the weather delivers daily, hourly or sometimes even minute by minute . According to the RHS many gardeners see increasingly unpredictable weather as an opportunity rather than a disaster. Here are the results of a […]

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How your garden can help beat climate change

9. May 2016

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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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24. March 2016

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Near Future Garden highlights climate positivity

Climate Gardens is delighted to announce that they have been accepted by the RHS to create an environmental Conceptual Garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show this year. Near Future Garden encourages visitors to observe climate change in their back gardens whilst thinking positively about how to improve their carbon foot-print. See the Near Future […]

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3. January 2016

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Climate Change Gardening 2016 and beyond?

Climate Gardens is creating interest in adapting to climate change through gardeners experiencing the effects of increasingly weird weather in their gardens, right outside their back door. Using the natural elements of sun, wind and water is crucial to gardeners and using these to power our energy for a low carbon future will be a […]

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2. January 2016

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Climate change gardening

Richard Bisgrove is Senior Lecturer in Landscape Management at the University of Reading . He has written an excellent article about climate change gardening which offers an overview of the science behind climate change in relation to gardening. Here he summarises the long term effects of a rising temperature for the UK and its gardens: […]

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2. January 2016

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A room with a blog view

A room with a blog view

Here are some of the garden views that greet me every morning and provide the inspiration to write this blog  – depending on the seasons and the weather of course.         My garden is just one of the places I observe our increasingly unpredictable weather and find inspiration to write about climate […]

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