#BigClimateFightback – Plant trees to tackle climate change

7. January 2020

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#BigClimateFightback – Plant trees to tackle climate change

The Woodland Trust  is asking one million people to each plant a native UK tree to fight climate change after the government failed to meet targets.  ‘Big Climate Fightback’  campaign has been launched after figures showed just 1,420 hectares (3,500 acres) of woodland were created in England last year, far short of the 5,000-a-year (12,000 acres)  […]

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How your garden can help beat climate change

5. January 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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3. January 2020

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#EveryTreeCounts in a changing climate

          Climate change is happening now in your back garden and trees are the best weapon we have to fight the increase in carbon dioxide linked to a changing climate. As a result, long-lived trees that you plant now will have to deal with a different climate when they mature. Hotter […]

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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

2. January 2020

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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

The UK growing season for plants is longer than at any time since records began in 1772 extending the range of flowers and vegetables that can be grown successfully in the UK. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/23/plant-growing-season-uk-one-month-longer-1990-met-office The Met office regularly uploads information about how climate change is impacting our daily weather patterns. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2016/growing-season Six of the ten longest […]

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3. January 2020

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Climate Change Gardening #TimeisNow

                          Climate Gardens is creating interest in adapting to climate change through gardeners personally experiencing the effects of increasingly weird weather in their gardens, right outside their back door. With record breaking heatwaves happening every summer in the UK, gardeners are being challenged […]

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2. January 2020

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Gardening in a changing climate

Gardening in a changing climate

  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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1. January 2020

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RHS Gardening in a changing climate report RHS

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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1. January 2020

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A room with a blog view

A room with a blog view

Here are some of the garden views that 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 change gardening. Our seasons are […]

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