Plant trees to tackle climate change

3. November 2018

3 Comments

Plant trees to tackle climate change

Trees are vital to the future of our planet as they soak up carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/26/trees-to-combat-climate-change Wherever you live in the world please think about where you can plant more trees – they are beautiful and easy to look after as long as you choose the right tree for the right soil […]

Continue reading...
How your garden can help beat climate change

2. November 2018

4 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...
Growing season in UK boosted by a month

31. October 2018

2 Comments

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. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2016/growing-season Six of the ten longest growing seasons have also occurred within the last 30 years During the last 10 years the ‘plant’ […]

Continue reading...

30. October 2018

3 Comments

RHS Gardening in a changing climate report

A new 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 new report has been written in collaboration with researchers from the University of Sheffield and University of Reading. The report presents the results of an extensive […]

Continue reading...

2. November 2018

0 Comments

Trees for climate change

          Climate change is happening now in your back garden. As a result long-lived trees that you plant now will have to deal with a different climate when they mature. Hotter drier summers and wetter warmer winters are bringing new challenges which means it is important to think seriously about the […]

Continue reading...

2. November 2018

0 Comments

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 sets […]

Continue reading...

1. November 2018

1 Comment

Less lawn makes greener gardens

Less lawn makes greener gardens

Reducing the size of your lawn is the path to a greener garden.With increasing pressure on water supplies and the need to reduce carbon emissions,  reducing our lawns – or maybe getting rid of them completely –  is becoming an extremely topical issue. In the USA, 58 million Americans spend £30 billion a year maintaining […]

Continue reading...

30. October 2018

1 Comment

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 […]

Continue reading...
See more articles in the archive