28. July 2017

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Climate Change [email protected]

For the past ten years this blog has successfully used gardens & plants to communicate key climate change messages. Without doubt THE biggest challenge for communicating climate change effectively is how to engage people with this pressing local & global issue without using complicated scientific data or images of polar bears, melting ice caps and remote islands […]

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25. July 2017

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Gardeners and climate change

Did you know that almost 50% of UK adults are engaged in gardening1? Or that domestic gardens account for nearly 25% of urban space2? 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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24. July 2017

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Gardening in a changing world

A new report about climate change gardening was launched in 2017 by the RHS. Since the 2002 publication of the RHS report looking at the impact of climate change on gardening, Gardening in a Global Greenhouse, the global climate has undergone dramatic change, with 2016 proving to be the warmest year on record. Today, confidence […]

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Gardening in a changing climate

20. April 2017

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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 sets […]

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28. July 2017

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Climate Change Gardening 2017 and beyond?

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. 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 is the […]

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27. July 2017

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Weather to garden?

Weather has to be the most crucial factor when it comes to growing plants in any garden wherever you live in the world. Most visitors to this blog come from America and the UK where gardeners are finding that well-defined growing seasons are becoming confused. Our gardens are totally reliant on the weather and what […]

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26. July 2017

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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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11. March 2017

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Buy Plants

Buy Plants

Visit these web-sites to find plants that can thrive in our increasingly unpredictable climate. Here is a list of  specialist nurseries offering quality plants who can also provide helpful planting advice to make sure that you choose the right plant for your soil and changing local climate. CORNWALL http://www.eastofedenplants.co.uk http://www.hardyexotics.co.uk http://www.trebrown.com EAST SUSSEX http://www.athelasplants.co.uk/ LONDON […]

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